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Theatre in London

Theatre in London

by Edwin Heathcote
     
 
Tiny performance spaces above pubs and extravagant Edwardian auditoria shoe-horned into West End sites; the innovatory and the historicist; the little-known and the internationally famous: this book describes and illustrates the architecture of some 70 London theatres.

An introduction charts the history of the genre, from the purpose-built theatres of the

Overview

Tiny performance spaces above pubs and extravagant Edwardian auditoria shoe-horned into West End sites; the innovatory and the historicist; the little-known and the internationally famous: this book describes and illustrates the architecture of some 70 London theatres.

An introduction charts the history of the genre, from the purpose-built theatres of the Elizabethan period -- the city's first dramatic boom, now revisited at 'Shakespeare's Globe' -- through the great age of Edwardian opulence, to the products of the current Lottery-fuelled activity. The work of major theatre architects such as Frank Matcham, C J Phipps, Walter Emden and Bertie Crewe is well represented and the book also includes biographies of the specialist designers and a section detailing ex-theatres currently masquerading as cinemas, strip clubs, bingo halls and TV studios.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841660479
Publisher:
Relaxation Company, Inc., The
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
MINIATURE
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.13(w) x 4.15(h) x 0.71(d)

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