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Black crook. Pas de demons: as performed at the Varieties Theatre, St. Louis

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Title
Black crook. Pas de demons: as performed at the Varieties Theatre, St. Louis
Names
McLean, A. (Alexander), b. ca. 1823 (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1867 (Questionable)
Place: St. Louis
Publisher: Rd. J. Compton
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Bla 1
Topics
Ballet -- United States -- 19th century
Musicals. Black crook
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Notes
Statement of responsibility: composed by W.D.C. Böteführ.
Caption title.
At head of title: To Mlle. Annetta Galleti.
Statement of responsibility: A. McLean Lith.
Acquisition: Gift; David Mann, 1958.
Biographical/historical: The black crook, a theatrical extravaganza first presented at Niblo's Garden, New York, in 1866, is considered to be the first "book musical," with a unifying story linking its songs and dances. Highly popular, it was revived many times in New York, and widely performed on tour. This print represents a pose from Act II, scene 4, with Stalacta, queen of the Golden Realm, surrounded by her attendant demons. Their pas de demons was a highlight of the production. The central group of three women resembles the central trio on a sheet music cover for the Black crook waltzes, though this resemblance may be due to both artists' observation of the scene in the theatre.
Physical Description
Chromolithographs
Extent: 1 print : chromolithograph, mica flakes?, color ; 36 x 28 cm.
Description
Sheet music cover illustration of a scene from The black crook. In a grotto, a woman in a white tutu stands on pointe, flanked by four women dressed in brief black and red costumes. On their heads, all five wear red flamelike ornaments symbolizing demons' horns.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825122475
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759036
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 154b3070-ead2-0133-725e-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1867: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black crook. Pas de demons" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1867. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0ad26370-ead7-0133-4dca-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black crook. Pas de demons" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0ad26370-ead7-0133-4dca-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1867). Black crook. Pas de demons Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0ad26370-ead7-0133-4dca-00505686a51c

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Black crook. Pas de demons