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  • n. Plural form of playbill.


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  • She acted out imaginary scenes from imaginary plays and passed out imaginary playbills after dinner, asking the dog for imaginary feedback, while we stood in a circle, trying to decide what was wrong with it.

    The Adults

  • Its props, photographs, posters, playbills, broadsides, period handcuffs, shackles and a straightjacket, as well as Houdini's diaries and letters, will appeal to magic buffs and Houdini aficionados alike.

    The Magician Escapes the Show

  • In defending the historical Shakespeare of Stratford, he studied account books, playbills, letters, royal records and every other documentary scrap he could find.

    A Local Life: Irvin Leigh Matus, 69, penniless Shakespeare scholar who lived by his own design

  • On Eighth Avenue at around 11: 30 p.m., people carrying theater playbills were directed west on 44th Street out to Eighth Avenue.

    NYC Bomb Threat «

  • Weaving back and forth from the theatre to the court to the backstreets of Drury Lane, Exit the Actress follows Ellen, by means of her fictionalized journal entries, letters from the royal family, playbills, recipes, and many other creative and comprehensive documents.

    Exit the Actress

  • Similarly, the playbills reflect the company at the time, but it is often difficult to guess who would have been cast in each role.

    Exit the Actress

  • The audience were wild for us, and the takings were huge; so little was needed—set, costumes, props, even playbills—as we have done it so many times before.

    Exit the Actress

  • How did you come up with the fantastic idea of telling the story through letters, playbills, diary entries, and other historical documents?

    Exit the Actress

  • Henry N. Marvin, founder of Biograph studios, had the idea to make movies respectable by constructing, in 1913, a luxurious house equipped with a live orchestra, ushers in smart uniforms, and playbills.

    Uptown Theaters Followed a Spiritual Path

  • And though her stage is the sidewalk and her audience more likely to sport sightseeing maps than playbills, tourists from here, there or anywhere should make no mistake: This was a real person, and this is a real performance.

    Reenactors turn history into theater across D.C. area


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