The plugins required to run the Performance Viewer and Theatre Fly Thru are no longer supported on most current operating systems. You can view the animations, with annotations, on YouTube.

 



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What is the Performance Viewer?
Watch legendary comedian Frank Bush in a vaudeville performance from a variety of perspectives in the theater, from the most expensive boxes to the cheapest balcony seats. Compare the reactions of different spectators and even experience the act through the eyes of the performer. Switch between any of eight perspectives at any time and read the extensive hypermedia notes to gain a richer understanding of the performance in its historical context.

Which size should I choose?
The Performance Viewer streams video, which is available in four sizes. Which size will work best for you depends on the speed of your Internet connection and your computer.

  • Low. Smallest size video, lowest video quality, mono sound.
    Requires medium broadband connection speed (40KB/s).
  • Medium. Medium size video, good video quality, mono sound.
    Requires medium/fast broadband connection speed (75KB/s).
  • High. Full size video, good video quality, stereo sound.
    Requires fast broadband connection speed (150KB/s).
  • Super High. Full size video, maximum video quality, stereo sound.
    Requires fastest broadband connection speed, e.g. a direct T1 connection. This version will probably not work with most cable or DSL (300KB/s).

System Requirements:
The program is optimized for a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or better. Please contact us if you have any problems running the program.
PC: QuickTime 6.5 or later and Macromedia's Shockwave 10.0 or later. The Performance Viewer may report errors or may not work at all with previous versions of these programs.

Mac: QuickTime 6 or later and Macromedia's Shockwave version 9. Attention! There appears to be a bug with Shockwave versions later than 9 on the Mac. If you have a later version of Shockwave and you can not see the Performance Viewer, you may need to manually refresh your browser by minimizing then restoring the window.

Can't run the Performance Viewer?
You can view the Frank Bush act without streaming or hypermedia notes:

Close Up Movie:
Low Res (22 MB) or Medium Res (42 MB)

Medium Shot Movie:
Low Res (22 MB) or Medium Res (42 MB)

Visit the movie gallery to see other clips.
 


Light (no chairs)       Full

What is the Theater Fly Thru?
Explore the Union Square Theater as it looked in the late 19th century. No longer in existence, we have painstakingly recreated the UST from historical etchings, descriptions, floor plans and photographs of other theaters from the period. Take a 3-D tour through the New York theater where some of the most famous performers of vaudeville performed.

Which version should I choose?

  • Light. We removed the Union Square Theater's 1,200 seats from this version to allow real-time navigation on slower machines.
  • Full. Almost any Windows or Macintosh computer manufactured in 2004 or later, and many high end computers manufactured earlier, should be capable of running the full version.

System Requirements:
The program is optimized for a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or better. Please contact us if you have any problems running the program.
PC: 3d capable video card. Macromedia's Shockwave 10.0 or later.

Mac: 3d capable video card. Macromedia's Shockwave version 9. Attention! There appears to be a bug with Shockwave versions later than 9 on the Mac. If you have a later version of Shockwave and you can not see the Performance Viewer, you may need to manually refresh your browser by minimizing then restoring the window.

Can't run the Theater Fly Thru?
You can view a fly thru movie of the Union Square Theater with the audience and without hypermedia notes:

Low Res (14.4 MB) or High Res (32.5MB)

Visit the movie gallery to see other clips.