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Play On: Contemporary Theatre Architecture in Britain

Author/EditorFair, Alistair (Author)
ISBN: 9781848222151
Pub Date09/09/2019
BindingHardback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 190(w)
The last decade has seen the construction of numerous innovative and well-received performance venues, as well as the sensitive refurbishment of theatres and concert halls constructed in the past century. This book provides a detailed survey of current and recent architectural projects to display the vitality of contemporary performance architecture in Britain and Ireland.
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This book documents and celebrates Britain's contemporary theatre architecture. It is about the conception, design, and delivery of spaces for drama between c. 2008 and 2018, a period of economic recession and financial austerity which has nonetheless seen a significant number of well received theatre-building projects.

Intended not only for theatre enthusiasts but also individuals and organisations who may be contemplating a capital project of their own, Play On provides detailed `contemporary histories' of ten recent projects. It includes new theatres, like Liverpool's prize-winning Everyman Theatre and Cast in Doncaster, as well as major refurbishment and restoration schemes such as the National Theatre in London and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. Architects whose work is discussed include Haworth Tompkins, Aedas Arts Team, Bennetts Associates, Richard Murphy Architects, and Page\Park. An extended introductory section sets the case studies in their historical and contemporary contexts, and draws out key themes, including sustainability, accessibility, and the need for theatres to be efficient yet welcoming `public' spaces.

This book documents and celebrates Britain's contemporary theatre architecture. It is about the conception, design, and delivery of spaces for drama between c. 2008 and 2018, a period of economic recession and financial austerity which has nonetheless seen a significant number of well received theatre-building projects.

Intended not only for theatre enthusiasts but also individuals and organisations who may be contemplating a capital project of their own, Play On provides detailed `contemporary histories' of ten recent projects. It includes new theatres, like Liverpool's prize-winning Everyman Theatre and Cast in Doncaster, as well as major refurbishment and restoration schemes such as the National Theatre in London and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. Architects whose work is discussed include Haworth Tompkins, Aedas Arts Team, Bennetts Associates, Richard Murphy Architects, and Page\Park. An extended introductory section sets the case studies in their historical and contemporary contexts, and draws out key themes, including sustainability, accessibility, and the need for theatres to be efficient yet welcoming `public' spaces.

Dr Alistair Fair is Lecturer in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh. He specialises in British architecture since the First World War and has published extensively on theatre design.

1. Introduction; 2. Extended Essay: Historical Introduction: the post-war and 'Lottery' booms; Creative impulse in early twenty-first century music and drama; The place of the theatre in a digital age; Wider agendas: regeneration and identity; Process: building for the Arts in a different economic climate; 3. Case Studies: New Construction and Conversion: Refurbishment; Concert Halls; Future Directions

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