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Charlton Athletic A Pictorial History

Charlton Athletic A Pictorial History

London's Theatrical Heritage

Publication Date15th March 2025

Book FormatPaperback





A history of London’s theatres exploring the many places associated with its theatrical heritage through the ages
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London theatres have hosted thousands of performances of plays and musicals, from ancient Greek tragedies to modern artistic dance. In this book author David Ramzan takes a look at the history of theatres located throughout the city. London’s first flourishing of its theatres took place during the Elizabethan and Jacobean period, when Shakespeare, Marlowe, Johnson and a host of other playwrights entertained audiences by a never-ending cavalcade of players and touring companies. Little is left of those days apart from the reconstructed Globe Theatre on the South Bank period after many of the Tudor and Jacobean playhouses, had been pulled down or had fallen into ruin under parliamentary rule after the English Civil War. London’s theatreland truly evolved during the early eighteenth century into today’s live entertainment industry, many performances taking place from a variety of historical buildings.

London’s Theatrical Heritage will take a nostalgic look back at the capital’s theatreland and present day locations, from the smallest of intimate venues to the largest of the West End’s playhouses. The story of theatre in London will delight and enthral anyone interested in the stage, plays and players, and the theatres where they perform. The book is accompanied by contemporary photographs, archive images, illustrations and theatre ephemera.

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