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Drawing, interior of Park Theatre, 1822.
NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library
"Strong shapes, and attributes of strong shapes, masculine trades, sights and sounds, Long varied train of an emblem, dabs of music, Fingers of the organist skipping staccato over the keys of the great organ."
- Song of the Broad-Axe (more...)

The Park Theatre was perhaps New York's most elite and influential venue. Celebrated English actors and actresses performed there, but the Park also nurtured native-born talent, and introduced New York audiences to foreign-language operas. Whitman himself was an avid opera-goer. (more...)










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