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From the Archives: Ford’s Theatre in Diorama

How do you show people what was once in a space without carrying out a full restoration? The photo above, from our book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre… 777 more words

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In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

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The Man Behind “A Christmas Carol”

Each year as we ready ourselves for our annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, we take a moment to revisit the man who set out to write an informational pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child,” but who ended up feeling that a short story would be more effective in igniting the compassion of his countrymen. 605 more words

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Video: “A Christmas Carol” Theatrical Trailer

Here at Ford’s Theatre, the holidays have returned in full force. Our actors and crew are currently in rehearsal for the Ford’s Theatre’s production of… 267 more words

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Photos from the Archives: The Revival of Theatre at Ford’s Theatre

Today Ford’s Theatre stages four theatrical productions a year; but this reintroduction of live shows is only a relatively recent development. On January 30, 1968, performers appeared on stage for the first time since the night of Lincoln’s assassination. 820 more words

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a taste of the Civil War and autumn in Virginia's mountains

Except for breakfast, which always lights up my morning, yesterday’s first activities were of a sombre nature. We began with a visit to Ford’s Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was shot. 110 more words