London Stage in the Nineteenth Century

London Stage in the Nineteenth Century

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Includes over 250 contemporary illustrations of theatres, actors, playbills and productions that help evoke the dramatic atmosphere of a period in which the lavish was expected - including erupting volcanoes, one performance with a cast of 650, and a reconstruction of Henley Regatta, complete with real boats and 200 tons of water.

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This illustrated reference transports general readers and students back to the golden age of London theater, an era of pageantry and technical innovations on the stage, with year-by-year entries on London's stage performers, performances, and productions in the 19th century. Coverage encompasses premiers by playwrights including Oscar Wilde and Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as revivals of Shakespeare and adaptations of novels by Dickens. The book includes 220 b&w historical photos and illustrations from the Westminster Libraries and Archives Theater Collection, showing actors, actresses, buildings, productions, and souvenir programs and playbills. Tanitch has written other books on theater. The book is distributed in the US by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Lancaster : Carnegie, 2010
Description: xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781859362082
Branch Call Number: 792.09421 Tan


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