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The Sunday “train-call”

Posted in Geography, History, Theatre on Wednesday, 5 September 2007

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Sunday train-call (illustration, art, picture, artwork: Ralph Bruce)

Nowadays (ie 1966), with only a handful of shows on tour at any given time, the Sunday “train-call” is a shadow of the theatrical institution it was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The railways carried hundreds of actors all over the country — previously they had travelled by stage coach or on foot. The artist is Ralph Bruce.

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