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Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants

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Author: James W. Head
Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,802 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.3
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 500
Added to site: 2006.11.07
mnybks.net#: 15167
Genre: Games
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ed every thing on the stage, he should remove to the ante-rooms, and see that the lights, music, &c., are ready. He should then ring a small bell, and the announcer in the hall will have a programme of the tableaux, and will announce the piece; and if there is any accompanying poem to be read, it will be his duty to read it. The manager will then ring the second bell; this will be a signal for the performers on the stage to take their positions, and for the lights to be turned down in the hall. In thirty seconds after the second bell, the manager will ring a third time, which will be a signal for the curtain attendant to draw up the curtain, which should rise slowly to the top of the frame, and be kept up about thirty seconds. Each tableau should be exhibited twice, and in some cases three times. After the last exhibition, the performers should quietly proceed to the ante-rooms, and immediately dress for the next tableau. The manager and assistants will see that the stage is cleared of the scenery, and ne

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