I recently began checking out the YouTube channel of the British PathÃ©, one of the largest historical video archives on the planet. PathÃ© news was filming nearly everything between 1910 and 1970 in the UK and around the world. They have a few recordings of theatre life in decades past. I really enjoyed this 1933 “Peep Behind the Scenes”:
Or how about this 1926 look backstage at the London ColiseumÂ (there is no sound in this one)?
How’d you like to do scene changes while wearing a coat with tails?