Le Thèatre - Revue Mensuelle Illustrée

In the historical Ricordi archives there are some examples of two magazines edited in France: Le Théatre - Revue Mensuelle Illustrée and some booklets of Le costume au théatre et à la ville. Ricordi’s purchase especially of the latter could be explained by the need to gather theatrical documentation useful for creating the staging for the operas set up by the Milanese editor. The magazine Le costume au théatre et à la ville, in fact, was characterized by various offset illustrations that show stage costumes, among which were prints of Sarah Bernhardt, the protagonist of the Tosca of Victorien Sardou, whose costumes certainly inspired Adolf Hohenstein for the realization of those for the first staging of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca in 1900.

Title: Le Théatre (The Theater)
Subtitle: Revue Mensuelle Illustrée (An Illustrated Monthly Review)
Bibliographic level: periodical
Type of document: text
Frequency: monthly (1898-1899); bimonthly (1900-1914); monthly (irregular) (1919-1921)
Publication: 1898-1921
Numbering: year 1, n.1 (Jan 1898) – n.387 (1921)
Place of publication: Paris
Editor: Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Co., 1897-1921
Physical description: vol.; illus.; 36 cm. (about 15 in.)
General notes: in the Ricordi archive there are volumes pertaining to the years 1898-1901 / vol.1 (Jan-Jun), plus a special issue booklet dedicated to the Le Sire de Vergy aux Variétés (n.106, 1903)
Language of publication: French

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