Rare artifacts from the Harvard Theatre Collection

first_img 10Gold medal minted by Joseph Callender and presented to architect Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) by the proprietors of the Boston Theatre, 1794. 8Souvenir fan for a performance of “The Beggar Student,” Boston’s Bijou Theatre, 1883. 9Bronze death mask of American playwrights Clifford Odets, 1963. Donated to the Harvard Theatre Collection by the French filmmaker Jean Renoir. 3Bronze cast by Samuel James Kitson of the actress Sarah Bernhardt as Queen Maria de Neubourg in the drama “Ruy Blas,” given to her by Harry Houdini in 1916. 7Clock face of a pocket watch made by James Tregent for David Garrick, 1776. 1Figurine by Jean-Auguste Barré of the young French ballerina Emma Livry (1842-1863) in “Le Papillon” (“The Butterfly”), 1861. Livry, one of the great dancers of the Romantic ballet, trained at the Paris Opéra with Marie Taglioni, who saw in her the ethereal lightness for which she herself was famous. 4“The Little Conjurer” magic set, Germany, ca. 1880. 11Early movie projector, Ernst Plank Co., Germany, ca. 1900. 6Shylock’s bond used by actor Edmund Kean (1787-1833) in Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” 2Jigsaw puzzle of a Russian dance scene, ca. 1850. From the Edwin Binney III Collection. The Harvard Theatre Collection was founded in 1901, making it one of the oldest collections of its kind in the world. Beyond the theatrical materials at its core, the collection includes documentary material pertaining to music, opera, dance, and popular entertainment ranging from the circus to vaudeville and film. While the primary impetus of the library is preserving books, manuscripts, prints, and other works on paper, it also houses an array of unusual artifacts. The most common of these are props used in theatrical productions or souvenirs created to celebrate particular occasions or notable performers, but the collection also includes more curious items. The objects tell rich stories that illuminate the history of the performing arts in the United States and around the world. 5Detail of containers and a puppet used in “The Little Conjurer” magic set. 12The sign of the Castle Square Garden Theatre, a small but elegant playhouse that opened in Boston’s South End in 1894 and was converted into a movie theater before being demolished in 1933.last_img read more

IAAF Honour Maria Wophil With Veteran Pin Award

first_imgMrs Wophil has now joined the list of very few Nigerian recipients of the award. The list includes two former Nigerian internationals,the late Alhaji Abdulkareem Okhai Amun and veteran coach, Armelia Edet, while former President of AFN, Solomon Ogba was a recipient of the award in 2013.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Tuesday at the Qatar National Convention Centre conferred on one of the longest serving secretary generals of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mrs Maria Worphil, the Veteran Pin Award for her outstanding contribution to athletics.Mrs Wophil was honoured with the prestigious award during the opening ceremony of the 52nd IAAF Congress which precedes the World Championships which starts on Friday in Doha, Qatar.Mrs Wophil was honoured for her long and meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics.last_img read more

Dwyer will not double

first_imgWhen Rasheed Dwyer finished sixth in the 200 metres at last year’s National Senior Championships, that ended his chance to run an individual event at the World Champion-ships in Beijing, China. Despite that, Dwyer won’t be running the 100 metres at this year’s Nationals as insurance. That’s the word according to his Sprintec coach Maurice Wilson. Speaking at the recent PUMA/JAAA Jamalco meet, coach Wilson said: “No, he will not be doubling this year, but I can tell you he will be running a fast 200m somewhere along the line.” Dwyer, who turned 27 on January 29, sparkled at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto after his Nationals disaster. In the semi-finals, he reset his personal from 19.98 seconds to 19.80. That moved him past Nickel Ashmeade – 19.85, Donald Quarrie – 19.86 and Asafa Powell – 19.90 on the Jamaican all-time list. He was second in the final to fast Canadian newcomer AndrÈ DeGrasse with a silver medal run of 19.90 seconds. His form earned him a spot in Jamaica’s World 4x100m relay pool. He did a fine job running the third leg in the heats. In 2011, during his days as student-athlete at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, Dwyer won his pet event at the World University Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the former Camperdown High School sprinter led Warren Weir and Jason Livermore in a Jamaican medal sweep. Dwyer and superstar Usain Bolt were the only Jamaicans to go faster than 20 seconds last year, and his new personal best made him the third fastest man in the world in the 200m after Bolt and American Justin Gatlin. By contrast, his best run over 100 metres was 10.16 seconds. Five Jamaicans ran that distance in under 10 seconds flat.last_img read more

Durant, frustrated by lack of credit, agreed to play with Kyrie before last season: report

first_imgIt appears Kevin Durant got everything he wanted from his Warriors’ experience — and less.Writing for Bleacher Report, Sean Highkin reports everything we surmised about Durant’s state of mind as he headed for a collision course between his time at Golden State and the 2019 free agent sweepstakes.Highkin writes that Durant began to become disenchanted after his first season with the Dubs — which ended with a … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

SOA Governance — What is it?

first_imgSOA Governance has been headlined in the IT news over the last couple of months, and analysts like Gartner’s Paolo Malinverno say things like “Service-oriented architecture governance isn’t an option — it’s an imperative.”  But just what is SOA Governance?A major goal of SOA is to be able to compose business processes out of interoperating Web Services.  But Web Services themselves are basically point solutions.  The idea of governance is that there is an overall guiding principle that steers SOA.  At a big picture level, a governance policy determines what Web Services need to be built, and at the individual Web Service level, makes sure that the services are designed to be interoperable and comply with standards, like security.Daryl Plummer, group vice president and research general manager at Gartner, said that “SOA Governance must address all domains of SOA – security, management, registry, development, orchestration/composite services and enablement/integration. Companies won’t be able to find a single solution or technology to meet the requirements for SOA Governance, and instead will have to bring together a framework built from multiple vendors, with the registry acting as the foundation that could unify it all.” Plummer’s quote was from April 2005, and it is interesting that a little more than a year later, the SOA market is consolidating with the goal of creating single vendor SOA stacks that can provide one-stop solutions.Two competing initiatives have emerged for how to deal with SOA Governance.  The first, originally developed and led by Systinet, is called Governance Interoperability Framework (GIF).  GIF was started up in April 2005 and consists of a consortium of companies that include Actional, Reactivity, Amberpoint, and MetaMatrix.A competing initiative called SOA Link was started by Infravio in April 2006 and includes Hewlett Packard, JBoss and Iona.  SOA Link has since added additional members, with many overlapping companies in both camps.As noted in the Daryl Plummer quote above, many consider the SOA registry to be key to successful SOA implementation.  The idea of the registry was first described within the UDDI specification.  The initial concept of the registry was that it allowed services to be looked up in a yellow-page-like directory.  But companies like Systinet and Infravio have taken the capabilities of the SOA registry to the next level.The SOA registry is being made to map business taxonomies into the SOA model.  The registry is now able to provide information about services, schemas, business processes, workflows and databases.The work that Infravio and Systinet did especially in the area of the registry made them candidates for takeover.  webMethods bought Infravio for $38 million on September 11th.  In late August BEA purchased SOA registry vendor Flashline. And on July 25th, Hewlett Packard bought Mercury who in turn had earlier purchased Systinet.  These are only a few of the many recent acquisitions happening in the SOA space. Logic Library remains as the only independent pure-play company specializing in the SOA registry.It’s important to realize that Web Services are only one piece of the SOA puzzle. Governance provides an important framework for SOA initiatives.  Formtek offers ECM Web Services that can work within the SOA structure to provide content library services.last_img read more

Who Posts to Facebook From Under the Sea? SpongeBob SquarePants!

first_imgTags:#Analysis#Multimedia#New Media#NYT#web Is a post-TV future becoming easier to imagine, because of the Internet? That’s one question raised by the news that SpongeBob SquarePants, the undersea mega-star of stage and screen, will premier his newest show first to his 16 million fans on Facebook and then only later on the old-fashioned boob-tube.On Thursday January 27th, SpongeBob (or his people) will post a five episode anthology of episodes to his Facebook page, facebook.com/spongebob. The content will be simulcast on Nickelodeon’s mobile platform. Facebook is the perfect place to broadcast new content to a large audience, considering its combination of market penetration, dizzying time-on-site, the newsfeed subscription model and the social notifications upon each subscription.It may, however, be premature to see friending SpongeBob as a blow against the old media TV world of the past. Another part of the launch campaign is a series of six online games, where players navigate Bob and his friends through a series of adventures in search of clues that will allow them to proceed from one to the next. To access the sixth and final game, players must enter a code available only on-air during an hour-long TV special Jan. 28. That, and the differences in content to be posted online vs. TV, indicate that for all its bluster, the online efforts are still really about promoting TV viewership. That is, after all, where the advertising money is still found – despite (or perhaps because of?) the rich demographic information that would show exactly who is watching SpongeBob on Facebook.Right: SpongeBob on Twitter doesn’t even own his own name, has a mere 70k followers and hasn’t mentioned this silly old Facebook thing at all yet.More likely than post-TV, the short term future seems to be one in which the Internet can breath new life into TV. An even better example may the show Glee, which is not only hotly discussed on Twitter during broadcast but even includes characters Tweeting from inside the show itself. We wrote earlier this week that such trans-media efforts could help save TV, and its advertisers, from the time-shifting and ad-skipping they have grown so worried about.Numbers-savvy readers will note that Bob is now less than 1 million fans behind singing starlet Katy Perry, who visited Facebook headquarters for a photo-op and some biz dev yesterday. May the Facebook staff be so lucky as to get a visit from SpongeBob soon, too. If Facebook got a Katy Perry visit this week and Twitter got a visit from Snoop Dogg, perhaps it will be MySpace that gets the SpongeBob visit. I think that would be my preference if I could choose one of these people to meet. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more