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
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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 1930-1939

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
Author: J. P. Wearing
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810893045
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1134
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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.

Henry Purcell and the London Stage


Author: C. A. Price
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521238311
Category: Music
Page: 380
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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.

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
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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 1900-1909

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
Author: J. P. Wearing
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892944
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 732
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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

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
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The London Stage 1890-1899

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
Author: J. P. Wearing
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892820
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 630
View: 7546

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This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. 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 1890-1959

Accumulated Indexes
Author: J. P. Wearing
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810893215
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1414
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This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering the years 1890 through 1959.

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: 9173

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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 1940-1949

A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
Author: J. P. Wearing
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810893061
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 722
View: 3561

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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.

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: 2152

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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.

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
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The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725


Author: Kathryn Lowerre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351886517
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 324
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Unlike collections of essays which focus on a single century or whose authors are drawn from a single discipline, this collection reflects the myriad performance options available to London audiences, offering readers a composite portrait of the music, drama, and dance productions that characterized this rich period. Just as the performing arts were deeply interrelated, the essays presented here, by scholars from a range of fields, engage in dialogue with others in the volume. The opening section examines a famous series of 1701 performances based on the competition between composers to set William Congreve's masque The Judgment of Paris to music. The essays in the central section (the 'mainpiece') showcase performers and productions on the London stage from a variety of perspectives, including English 'tastes' in art and music, the use of dance, the depiction of madness and masculinity in both spoken and musical performances, and genres and modes in the context of contemporary criticism and theatrical practice. A brief afterpiece looks at comic pieces in relation to satire, parody and homage. By bringing together work by scholars of music, dance, and drama, this cross-disciplinary collection illuminates the interconnecting strands that shaped a vibrant theatrical world.

The London Stage

A Collection of the Most Refined Tragedies, Comedies, Operas ...
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Publisher: N.A
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West End Women

Women and the London Stage, 1918-1962
Author: Maggie Barbara Gale,Maggie Gale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415084963
Category: Drama
Page: 262
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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.