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: 6690

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 1950-1959

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1004

View: 9626

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 1900-1909

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810892944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 732

View: 4867

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 1930-1939

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893045

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1134

View: 6383

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 1940-1949

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810893061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 722

View: 2118

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.

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: 2816

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.

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: 9161

Henry Purcell and the London Stage

Author: C. A. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521238311

Category: Music

Page: 380

View: 3933

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.

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: 5560

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 Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725

Author: Professor Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409455335

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 7477

Reflecting the myriad options available to London audiences at the turn of the eighteenth century, this volume offers readers a portrait of the interrelated music, drama and dance productions that characterized this rich period. By bringing together work by scholars in different fields, this cross-disciplinary collection illuminates the interconnecting strands that shaped a vibrant theatrical world.

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: 1657

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

Author: Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557629

Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 5726

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.

West End Women

Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

Author: Maggie Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134886721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 4943

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.

Child Actors on the London Stage, Circa 1600

Their Education, Recruitment and Theatrical Success

Author: Julie Ackroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845198480

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4304

A legal document dated 1600, for a Star Chamber case titled Clifton vs. Robinson, details how boys were abducted from London streets and forcibly held in order to train them as actors for the Blackfriars theatre. No adults were seen on-stage in this theatre, which was stocked solely by acting boys, resulting in a satirical and scurrilous method of play presentation. Were the boys specifically targeted for skills they may have possessed which would have been applicable to this type of play presentation? And, was this method of recruitment typical or atypical of Elizabethan theatre? Analysis of the background of the boy subjects of the legal case indicate that several had received grammar-school tuition and, as a result, would have possessed skills in oration and rhetoric. Indeed, a significant number of the grammar schools in London provided regular public disputations and theatrical performances which would have made these boys an attractive proposition for inclusion in a theatrical company. The styles of play-texts which the boys performed and their manner of presenting characters helps to assess why child acting companies were commercially viable and popular. Their portrayal of all roles in a performance; young and old, male and female, clearly demonstrated their versatility and skill in mimicry and the adoption of other personas. Therefore the taking of grammar-school boys for re-training as actors was not opportunistic; their abductions were planned. The theatre owners undertook this method of recruitment as they felt that they were immune from prosecution due to holding royal commissions which they used to recruit boys. However, the Clifton vs. Robinson case clearly demonstrates that a determined parent whose child had been taken could challenge this and demand reparation.

The French Revolution and the London Stage, 1789-1805

Author: George Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521630528

Category: Drama

Page: 263

View: 8767

This 2001 book looks at how British drama and popular entertainment were affected by the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.

London Stage, 1660-1800

Author: William van Lennep,Emmett L. Avery,Arthur H. Scouten,Charles Beecher Hogan,George Winchester Stone

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809304370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 968

View: 2746

The London stage, 1890-1899

a calendar of plays and players

Author: J. P. Wearing

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1229

View: 6909

These highly praised day-by-day calendars of plays produced at the major London theatres cover all the big productions and names, revivals of the classics, and opera and ballet productions. J. P. Wearing lists each production in chronological arrangement of playbills, with full production and contemporary review information for each play, and including comprehensive indexes. Every scholar and critic concerned with English theatre for the period...will want and need to consult these volumes.CHOICE

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: 7483

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.