The London Stage 1910-1919

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810893002

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 798

View: 3856

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1910 to December 31, 1919. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage 1900-1909

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810892944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 732

View: 3688

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage 1950-1959

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1004

View: 2734

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage 1930-1939

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893045

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1134

View: 7174

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage, 1660-1800

A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments & Afterpieces, Together with Casts, Box-receipts and Contemporary Comment

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: N.A

View: 6857

CONTENTS.--pt. 2. 1700-1729, edited with a critical introd. by E. L. Avery. 2 v.

The London Stage 1940-1949

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 722

View: 7003

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1940 to December 31, 1949. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage

A Collection of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Melo-dramas, Farces, and Interludes. Accurately Printed from Acting Copies as Performed at the Theatres Royal and Carefully Collated and Revised

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: N.A

View: 5445

Henry Purcell and the London Stage

Author: C. A. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521238311

Category: Music

Page: 380

View: 4524

This book was the first comprehensive survey of Purcell's dramatic music. It is concerned as much with the London theatre world - playhouses, poets, actors, singers, producers - as with the music itself. Purcell wrote music for more than fifty plays of various types, most of them produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, between 1690 and 1695. The songs, dialogues, choruses, act tunes and larger musical scenes are often active participants in the spoken drama, not simply grafted-on entertainments. The extraordinary semi-operas - Dioclesian, King Arthur, and The Fairy-Queen - are placed in the context of a theatre that thrived mainly on plays that, though less lavish, were no less musical. The traditional picture of a composer trapped within a degraded musical society, his natural predilection for opera ignored, is redrawn to show a consummate dramatist exploiting a remarkably musical theatre.

"Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695?705 "

Author: Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557629

Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 2922

From 1695 to 1705, rival London theater companies based at Drury Lane and Lincoln's Inn Fields each mounted more than a hundred new productions while reviving stock plays by authors such as Shakespeare and Dryden. All included music. Kathryn Lowerre charts the interactions of the two companies from a musical perspective, emphasizing each company's new productions and their respective musical assets, including performers, composers, and musical materials. Lowerre also provides rich analysis of the relationship of music to genres including comedy, dramatick opera, and musical tragedy, and explores the migration of music from theater to theater, performer to performer, and from stage to street and back again. As Lowerre persuasively demonstrates, during this period, all theater was musical theater.

"Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695?705 "

Author: Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557610

Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 6921

From 1695 to 1705, rival London theater companies based at Drury Lane and Lincoln's Inn Fields each mounted more than a hundred new productions while reviving stock plays by authors such as Shakespeare and Dryden. All included music. Kathryn Lowerre charts the interactions of the two companies from a musical perspective, emphasizing each company's new productions and their respective musical assets, including performers, composers, and musical materials. Lowerre also provides rich analysis of the relationship of music to genres including comedy, dramatick opera, and musical tragedy, and explores the migration of music from theater to theater, performer to performer, and from stage to street and back again. As Lowerre persuasively demonstrates, during this period, all theater was musical theater.

The London Stage 1890-1959

Accumulated Indexes

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893215

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1414

View: 8320

This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering the years 1890 through 1959.

Performing China on the London Stage

Chinese Opera and Global Power, 1759–2008

Author: Ashley Thorpe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137597860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 8904

This book details the history of Chinese theatre, and British representations of Chinese theatre, on the London stage over a 250-year period. A wide range of performance case studies – from exhibitions and British Chinese opera inspired theatre, to translations of Chinese plays and visiting troupes – highlight the evolving nature of Sino-British trade, fashion, migration, the formation of diaspora, and international relations. Collectively, they outline the complex relationship between Britain and China – the rise and fall of the British Empire, and the fall and rise of China – as it was played out on the stages of London across three centuries. Drawing extensively upon archival materials and fieldwork research, the book offers new insights for intercultural British theatre in the 21st century – ‘the Asian century’.

The London Stage 1890-1899

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810892820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 630

View: 5558

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage 1920-1929

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1034

View: 7877

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725

Author: Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351886517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

View: 4153

Unlike collections of essays which focus on a single century or whose authors are drawn from a single discipline, this collection reflects the myriad performance options available to London audiences, offering readers a composite portrait of the music, drama, and dance productions that characterized this rich period. Just as the performing arts were deeply interrelated, the essays presented here, by scholars from a range of fields, engage in dialogue with others in the volume. The opening section examines a famous series of 1701 performances based on the competition between composers to set William Congreve's masque The Judgment of Paris to music. The essays in the central section (the 'mainpiece') showcase performers and productions on the London stage from a variety of perspectives, including English 'tastes' in art and music, the use of dance, the depiction of madness and masculinity in both spoken and musical performances, and genres and modes in the context of contemporary criticism and theatrical practice. A brief afterpiece looks at comic pieces in relation to satire, parody and homage. By bringing together work by scholars of music, dance, and drama, this cross-disciplinary collection illuminates the interconnecting strands that shaped a vibrant theatrical world.

West End Women

Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

Author: Maggie Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134886721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 5445

Maggie Gale's West End Women uncovers groundbreaking material about women playwrights and the staging of their performances between the years 1918 and 1962. It documents a dynamic era of social and theatrical history, analysing the transformations that occurred in the theatre and the lives of British women in relation to specific plays of the period. Focusing on the work of playwrights such as Dodie Smith, Clemence Dane, Gordon Daviot and Bridget Boland, Maggie Gale examines the cultural and political context within which they enjoyed commercial success and great notoriety.

A Checklist of New Plays and Entertainments on the London Stage, 1700-1737

Author: William J. Burling

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634516

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

View: 873

This checklist attempts to identify and to provide information concerning new plays and entertainments presented on the major London stages during the period 1700-1737. The termini arise for two equally significant but very different reasons. The earlier terminus is simply the stopping point of the Annals of English Drama 975-1700 and other works. To begin in 1700 thus provides a logical continuation of important existing scholarship. The latter date arises from historical mandate. The Licensing Act of 1737 resulted in an immediate, negative influence on the production of new plays: what had been a flood of new productions before June of 1737 slowed to a trickle in the fall of that year and in subsequent seasons. Not until later in the century did anything like the vitality of the first 37 years reappear. A number of sources provided the titles for this checklist. William J. Burling culled The London Stage for possible new plays, searched eighteenth-century editions of plays (usually first editions) for related advertising notices by the publishers, and examined well-known contemporary lists. He also read extensively into 37 years' worth of eighteenth-century newspapers. By far the most profitable line of research, however, involved music reference sources, such as The British Union-Catalogue of Early Printed Music, Roger Fiske's seminal 1973 study of theater music, and various specialized works on such publishers as William Walsh. Also of interest and occasional aid were eighteenth-century songbooks, such as those by Thomas Durfey. The plays are presented in chronological order, keyed to The London Stage. The chronological listing has the additional virtue of providing a sense of on-going competition and theatrical trends, revealing "at a glance" the ebb and flow of an entire season. Each entry includes eight pieces of information: date of premiere, venue, title, author(s) or attribution, type of play (genre), publisher or printer, date of publication, and notes of interest on attribution, performance history, or secondary studies of these matters. To facilitate ease of cross-reference and to build upon the impressive body of work already completed, Checklist includes all London theaters of the period as selected by the editors of The London Stage: Drury Lane, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Covent Garden, Dorset Garden, the Royal Opera House in the Haymarket, Goodman's fields (both locations), the "Little" Haymarket Theatre, the York Buildings, James Street, and Richmond. Appendix A lists the entertainments appearing at the various fairs, taverns, schools, and other non-major theater locations of all kinds in the London environs. Numerous interesting cases of unproduced plays have led the author to create a sound special appendix (B) for them. An extensive index includes play titles and subtitles, playwrights, and related scholars.