- Author : Source Wikipedia
- Publisher : University-Press.org
- Release Date : 2013-09
- Genre: Uncategoriezed
- Pages : 52
- ISBN 10 : 123059339X
English Theatre Architects Excerpt :
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Charles J. Phipps buildings, Savoy Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, Gaiety Theatre, London, Vaudeville Theatre, Bertie Crewe, Queen's Hall, Folly Theatre, Olympic Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Samuel Beazley, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Queen's Theatre, Long Acre, Frank Matcham, Royal Strand Theatre, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Walter Emden, Royal Theatre, Daly's Theatre, Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Theatre Royal, Nottingham, Haworth Tompkins, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Lyric Theatre, London, James and Lister Lea, Original Shaftesbury Theatre, Theatre Royal, Exeter, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Thomas Verity, Frank Verity, Edward Shepherd, Finch Hill. Excerpt: Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre, in Haymarket, City of Westminster, London. The present building was designed by Charles J. Phipps and was constructed in 1897 for actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who established the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the theatre. In the early decades of the 20th century, Tree produced spectacular productions of Shakespeare and other classical works, and the theatre hosted premieres by major playwrights such as George Bernard Shaw, J. M. Synge, Noel Coward and J. B. Priestley. Since World War I, the wide stage has made the theatre suitable for large-scale musical productions, and the theatre has specialised in hosting musicals. The theatre has been home to record-setting musical theatre runs, notably the World War I sensation Chu Chin Chow and the current production, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which has played continuously at Her Majesty's since 1986. The theatre was established by architect and playwright John Vanbrugh, in 1705, as the Queen's Theatre. Legitimate drama unaccompanied by music was prohibited by law in all but the two London patent theatres, and so this theatre quickly...