BRITISH THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS


BRITISH THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS

JOHN EARL    Book Number: 80644    Product format: Paperback

From 1986-1995 the author was Director of The Theatres Trust, the body charged by Act of Parliament with 'the better protection of theatres.' This very attractive Shire handbook is packed with both colour and mono photos of the interiors and exteriors of the finest opera houses, theatres, music halls and hippodromes, with a history of these buildings from the late 16th century to the present. Particular attention is given to the 35 years before the First World War, when music hall and variety entertainment developed rapidly accompanied by a massive surge in theatre building. Manchester Royal Exchange is one of the most revolutionary theatre designs of its kind, a theatre-in-the-round contained in a free-standing structure within a much older building. The Little Opera House in Criag-y-Nos Castle, Powys, built in 1891 is an intact Victorian private theatre. The Blackpool Grand and the Hackney Empire 1901 are two of Frank Matcham's most magnificent and imaginative designs, restored by local activists. The greatest of all Matcham's theatres was the London Coliseum, built as a variety house for Oswald Stoll in 1904 and the restored tower is a London landmark. Covers the whole of the UK with useful index and places to visit. 64pp in softback.
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