London Theatres

London Theatres
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Format: Hardcover Book , 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238619
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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London is the theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality is unsurpassed.

Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of the forty-five theatres which make the London stage what it is, with stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage complete the picture.

Contents include:
1. Grandes Dames: The Grade I listed Haymarket, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden Opera House
2. Palaces of Pleasure: The London Palladium, the Coliseum, Lyceum, and Prince of Wales
3. Popular landmarks: The National Theatre, Old Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, Roundhouse, and Royal Court
4. Informal delights: The Young Vic, Almeida, Donmar, and The Other Palace, opening 2017
5. Legends Alive: Richmond Theatre, The Playhouse, Adelphi, and the New Ambassadors
6. Hidden Gems: Alexandra Palace, The BBC Radio Theatre, Normansfield and Charing Cross theatres
7. Eastward Ho!: Barbican, Hackney Empire, Stratford East, and Wilton’s Music Hall
8. West End jewels: The Savoy, Novello, Duke of York's, St Martin's, and Criterion

The author

One of the country’s most respected drama critics, Michael Coveney has written about theatre for over three decades, as staff critic on the Financial Times, Observer and Daily Mail. His books include a history of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and biographies of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Dame Maggie Smith.

PETER DAZELEY, known as Dazeley, was born in West Kensington and studied photography at Holland Park School, now known as the 'Socialist Eton'. His work has won many awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, EPICA in France, Applied Arts Magazine in Canada, and Graphis Inc. in the USA . Dazeley is one of the few modern photographers whose fine art work is produced as platinum prints.Dazeley became a member of the Association of Photographers in 1977 and became a life member in 1984. In June 2013 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society. Fellowship is the highest distinction of the RPS and recognizes original work and outstanding ability. He is the photographer of Unseen London (Frances Lincoln, 2014).

Mark Rylance is an actor who recently appeared as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC's Wolf Hall. He is also a trustee of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust and an Honorary Bencher of The Middle Temple Hall. He was the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre for ten years and wrote the play I Am Shakespeare.

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Format: Hardcover Book , 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238619
Size: 9.331 in x 12.087 in / 237 mm x 307 mm
Published:

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