October 17, 2019

Featured Source: Hippodrome Theater

Where was the Hippodrome Theater? What other details in the photograph support that answer? Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about the Hippodrome Theater. What did you learn? Imagine you are one of the people on the street outside the Hippodrome Theater. What are you thinking or talking about? Create a dialogue of thoughts or words. What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!   … [Read more...]

Today in History: Eugene O’Neill & the Provincetown Players

Today in History–November 3–the Library of Congress features Eugene O'Neill & the Provincetown Players. On this day in 1916, the experimental Playwrights' Theater opened its first New York season in Greenwich Village. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Library resources related to Eugene O'Neill and theater. The Experimental Playwrights' Theater Opened Eugene O'Neill image set Scripts by Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill … [Read more...]

Today in History: Hippodrome

Today in History–August 16–the Library of Congress features the Hippodrome Theater, which closed permanently on this day in 1939. Opened in 1905, this gigantic theater seated up to 5,200 people and was the stage for the most popular vaudeville performers of the time, including Harry Houdini. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Library resources related to the Hippodrome Theater and theater in general. Curious about the Hippodrome in … [Read more...]