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The Old Vic Theatre
A History

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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021593

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  • After Drury Lane, Covent Garden and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, the Old Vic is London's oldest theater, with a continuous history since 1818. Drawing on important archives, George Rowell sheds new light on the management, audience, productions and players. In particular he offers fresh information on its early years, when such famous figures as Edmund Kean and William Charles Macready appeared there, and Paganini gave his farewell concert. The book contains numerous illustrations from the early years of the Theatre and of important productions, as well as a chronology of plays produced there by the Old Vic, National and other companies.

    • First book to examine full history of the Old Vic Theatre
    • Draws on important archival material
    • Illustrated with pictures of famous productions and actors
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "George Rowell provides an engaging look at the one remaining Regency theatre still in operation. In a humorous, conversational style, Rowell describes the major figures who contributed to the fortunes of the Old Vic Theatre from its beginnings in 1816." M. Susan Anthony, Albion

    "...a valuable contribution to nineteenth century theatre history...[T]his record...lays the ground work for further development by future scholars." Jane Baldwin, Theatre History Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021593
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 157 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.365kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. The search
    2. Seeking a public 1816–1834
    3. Seeking survival 1834–1880
    4. Seeking improvement 1880–1914
    5. Seeking Shakespeare 1914–1933
    6. Seeking the stars 1933–1940
    7. Seeking shelter 1940–1944
    8. Seeking supremacy 1944–1976
    9. Seeking an identity 1976–1983
    10. The search continues

  • Author

    George Rowell

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