Dance, Drama, Song
by Hildreth M. Meiere
|Radio City Music Hall Setting|
Dance, Drama, Song plaques are located on the West 50th Street façade of the Radio City Music Hall east of 6th Avenue.
Dance, Drama, Song plaques were designed by Hildreth M. Meiere and fabricated by Oscar Bruno Bach. They were installed on the outside of Radio City Music Hall in 1932. Each plaque is a 18' diameter Polychrome enameled metal rondel, gilded with gold and silver. They represent the three main functions of the theater.
Dance - A Roman soldier wearing a feathered helmet behind a partially draped female figure playing symbols.
Drama - A symmetrical female figure wearing a robe and an elaborate headdress. She is holding a robe which separates her for a pair of nude female figures. The figure on her right is holding a comedy theater mask and the one on the right is holding a drama theater mask.
Song - A partially draped female figure is prancing in front of a seated male figure who is playing a pair of pan flutes.