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London Theatres (New Edition)

Author/EditorDazeley, Peter (Author)
Coveney, Michael (Author)
ISBN: 9780711252622
Pub Date06/10/2020
BindingHardback
Pages288
Dimensions (mm)305(h) * 237(w)
Leading drama critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of over 50 of London's most iconic and important theatres, with stories of the architecture and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditoriums and backstage areas complete the picture.
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This fully revised and updated edition of the hugely successful London Theatres features ten additional theatres, including the Victoria Palace Theatre, the Sondheim Theatre, the Bridge Theatre and the Noel Coward Theatre.

London is the undisputed 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 are unsurpassed.

Leading drama critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of more than 50 theatres that make the London stage what it is. With stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one, alongside sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the auditoriums, public and backstage areas, this illustrated overview of London's theatres is a book like no other. A must for fans of the stage!

Praise for the first edition:
'This coffee table whopper ... dazzles' Spectator
'London Theatres ... will surely feature on any theatre buff's present list' Sightlines

New chapters included in the second edition:
Victoria Palace Theatre; The Bridge Theatre; Menier Chocolate Factory; Hampstead Theatre; Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's Theatre); Harold Pinter Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre; Aldwych Theatre; Garrick Theatre; Vaudeville Theatre; Phoenix Theatre

This fully revised and updated edition of the hugely successful London Theatres features ten additional theatres, including the Victoria Palace Theatre, the Sondheim Theatre, the Bridge Theatre and the Noel Coward Theatre.

London is the undisputed 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 are unsurpassed.

Leading drama critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of more than 50 theatres that make the London stage what it is. With stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one, alongside sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the auditoriums, public and backstage areas, this illustrated overview of London's theatres is a book like no other. A must for fans of the stage!

Praise for the first edition:
'This coffee table whopper ... dazzles' Spectator
'London Theatres ... will surely feature on any theatre buff's present list' Sightlines

New chapters included in the second edition:
Victoria Palace Theatre; The Bridge Theatre; Menier Chocolate Factory; Hampstead Theatre; Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's Theatre); Harold Pinter Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre; Aldwych Theatre; Garrick Theatre; Vaudeville Theatre; Phoenix Theatre

Peter Dazeley FRPS, known as Dazeley, is a celebrated London photographer renowned for fine art and advertising photography. 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 a member of the Association of Photographers and a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is the photographer of Unseen London, London Uncovered, London Theatres (all Frances Lincoln). 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.

Foreword by Mark Rylance Introduction Grandes Dames Royal Opera House; London Coliseum; Palace Theatre; Theatre Royal Haymarket; Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Her Majesty's Theatre Pleasure Palaces Shaftesbury Theatre; Victoria Palace Theatre; London Palladium; Dominion Theatre; Prince Edward Theatre; Lyceum Theatre; Prince of Wales Theatre Informal Delights Donmar Warehouse; The Bridge Theatre; Menier Chocolate Factory; The Young Vic; Hampstead Theatre; Almeida Theatre; Normansfield Theatre; The Other Palace Legends Alive Sondheim Theatre; Gielgud Theatre; Harold Pinter Theatre; Noel Coward Theatre; Novello Theatre Popular Landmarks Shakespeare's Globe; Sadler's Wells Theatre; The Old Vic; Royal National Theatre; Royal Court Theatre; Roundhouse; Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Of Special Renown New Wimbledon Theatre; Aldwych Theatre; Richmond Theatre; Garrick Theatre; Vaudeville Theatre; Playhouse Theatre; Adelphi Theatre Eastward Ho! Wilton's Music Hall; Barbican Theatre; Hackney Empire; Theatre Royal Stratford East West End Jewels St Martin's Theatre; Wyndham's Theatre; Fortune Theatre; Phoenix Theatre; Criterion Theatre; Duke of York's Theatre; Savoy Theatre index acknowledgements

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