Tableau vivant was a form of entertainment that flourished briefly during the nineteenth century, principally in the 1880ís.  This booklet, arranged by G. B. Bartlett, entitled The Carnival of Authors, contains instructions for staging tableaux vivants.  The booklet suggests eight booths for displaying the tableaux:  1. Dickens, 2. Arabian Nights, 3. Tennyson, 4. Scott, 5. Longfellow, 6. Shakespeare, 7. Whittier, and 8. Goethe.  The Dickens booth would stage the following tableaux: On the first night, men and women dressed as Dickens characters would portray scenes from Nicholas Nickleby, Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, Pickwick Papers, and The Old Curiosity Shop.  On the second night excerpts from Martin Chuzzlewit, The Old Curiosity Shop, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, and Pickwick Papers would be performed.