Suspended Worlds: Historic Theater Scenery in Northern New England
A hundred years ago in small-town America, people provided most of their own entertainment, gathering in town halls, small opera houses, or grange halls to enjoy locally produced variety shows. A crucial component of every hall was a stage with its own house scenery. Five hundred hand-painted theater curtains have now been located and documented in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine by a remarkable team of devoted conservators known as Curtains without Borders. Suspended Worlds is a glorious celebration of historic stage scenery in northern New England. Painted between 1890 and 1940, these backdrops depict everything from country scenes to rustic interiors, European castles, and the Roman amphitheater.
Author: Christine Hadsel