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Theatre Royal, Adelaide
Title : Theatre Royal, Adelaide Theatre Royal, Adelaide
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Creator : Sweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886, photographer
Source : B 58005/50
Date of creation : 1881
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

The Theatre Royal in Hindley Street, Adelaide. The poster advertises the production of 'La Fille du Tambour Major'. The entrance doors to the pit, gallery, stalls and dress circle areas of the theatre can be seen on the street frontage. Next door east are the premises of Tattersalls, AM Bickford & Sons and J Miller Anderson & Co. In the right foreground, an elaborate gas lamp with a stag design on the glass sides, is attached to the balcony of the building opposite the theatre.

'La Fille du Tambour Major', a three act opera by Jacques Offenbach, was presented by George Musgrove's New London Opera Comique Company at the Theatre Royal in a season which ran from 2 May to 4 June 1881. This image is from an album of 50 photographs of Adelaide and country subjects by Samuel White Sweet.
Related names :

Sweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886

Hindley Street

Coverage year : 1881
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Hindley Street
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Barrie, S 150th anniversary of professional photography in Australia, 12th December 1842 to 1992 : a historical retrospective [Morningside, Qld.] : S Barrie, [1992]

Davies, A The Mechanical eye in Australia: Photography 1841-1900 Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985

Kwan, Elizabeth Living in South Australia: a social history Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Peake, ASources for South Australian History Dulwich, S. Aust : Tudor Australia Press, 1987

Robinson, J A century in focus : South Australian photography, 1840s-1940s Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2007

Sierp, Allan 'Sweet, Samuel White (1825 - 1886)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6, Melbourne University Press, 1976, p. 231

Internet links :

 Art Gallery of South Australia About Photographers

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition Samuel White Sweet

National Library of Australia. Pictures catalogue



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