The Making Of The West End Stage

Author: Jacky Bratton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502220
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All roads lead to London - and to the West End theatre. This book presents a new history of the beginnings of the modern world of London entertainment. Putting female-centred, gender-challenging managements and styles at the centre, it redraws the map of performance history in the Victorian capital of the world. Bratton argues for the importance in Victorian culture of venues like the little Strand Theatre and the Gallery of Illustration in Regent Street in the experience of mid-century London, and of plays drawn from the work of Charles Dickens as well as burlesques by the early writers of Punch. Discovering a much more dynamic and often woman-led entertainment industry at the heart of the British Empire, this book seeks a new understanding of the work of women including Eliza Vestris, Mary Ann Keeley and Marie Wilton in creating the template for a magical new theatre of music, feeling and spectacle.

Everyone S Theater

Author: Michael Meeuwis
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ISBN: 0472131478
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Connects the practices of the professional Victorian stage to the world of the amateur theatricals across England and its empire

How To Produce A West End Show

Author: Julius Green
Editor: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849435235
File Size: 33,42 MB
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‘There’s no business like show business...’ How to Produce a West End Show demystifies the working world of live theatre. This is an insider account that maps an entry route into the industry and examines the challenges faced by West End producers. • How to budget and finance a show • How to assemble a cast and creative team • How to work with writers, directors and designers • How to book a West End theatre and a pre-West End tour • How to advertise and market your show A compelling read for anyone who works in or is interested in the theatre.

Stage Rights

Author: Naomi Paxton
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 152611481X
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Drawing upon previously unseen archival material, this book brings to life the story of the Actresses' Franchise League from 1908-1958, building a picture of this diverse, exciting and innovative organisation that opens up and extends previous scholarship of the suffrage movement, and of political and feminist networks in twentieth century theatre.

Staging Beckett In Great Britain

Author: David Tucker
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474240186
File Size: 34,91 MB
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Beckett's relationship with British theatre is complex and underexplored, yet his impact has been immense. Uniquely placing performance history at the centre of its analysis, this volume examines Samuel Beckett's drama as it has been staged in Great Britain, bringing to light a wide range of untold histories and in turn illuminating six decades of drama in Britain. Ranging from studies of the first English tour of Waiting for Godot in 1955 to Talawa's 2012 all-black co-production of the same play, Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain excavates a host of archival resources in order to historicize how Beckett's drama has interacted with specific theatres, directors and theatre cultures in the UK. It traces production histories of plays such as Krapp's Last Tape; presents Beckett's working relationships with the Royal Court, Riverside and West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as with directors such as Peter Hall; looks at the history of Beckett's drama in Scotland and how the plays have been staged in London's West End. Production analyses are mapped onto political, economic and cultural contexts of Great Britain so that Beckett's drama resonates in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex contexts of Great Britain's regions. With contributions from experts in the fields of both Beckett studies and UK drama, including S.E. Gontarski, David Pattie, Mark Taylor-Batty and Sos Eltis, the volume offers an exceptional and unique understanding of Beckett's reception on the UK stage and the impact of his drama within UK theatre practices. Together with its sister volume, Staging Samuel Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland it will prove a terrific resource for students, scholars and theatre practitioners.

London S West End

Author: Rohan McWilliam
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019882341X
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The first history of the West End of London, showing how the nineteenth-century growth of theatres, opera houses, galleries, restaurants, department stores, casinos, exhibition centres, night clubs, street life, and the sex industry shaped modern culture and consumer society, and made London a world centre of entertainment and glamour.

St Stephen S Review

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Popular Musical Theatre In London And Berlin

Author: Len Platt
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107051002
File Size: 21,34 MB
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This is the first book to reconstruct early popular musical theatre as a transnational and highly cosmopolitan entertainment industry.

Twice Around The Clock Or The Hours Of The Day And Night In London

Author: George Augustus Sala
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Billboard

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The West End

Author: John Pick
Editor: John Offord Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Stage Land And On The Stage And Off

Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
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On The Stage And Off

Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
Editor: London : Field & Tuer
ISBN:
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Putting It On

Author: Michael Codron
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781590204832
File Size: 45,95 MB
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A celebration of the award-winning postwar British theatre producer's 50-year career shares testimony about his contributions to such Broadway classics as Noises Off and Copenhagen, his witness to profound changes in subsidized theatre and his work with such stars as Alec Guinness, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

Official Report Of The Standing Committees

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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The American Architect And Building News

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Theatre World Annual London

Author: Frances Stephens
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File Size: 28,93 MB
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