The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

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Hardcover, Scarecrow Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780810892811, ISBN10 0810892812
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Theatre in London has celebrated a rich and influential history, and in 1976 the first volume of J. P. Wearing s reference series provided researchers with an indispensable resource of these productions. In the decades since the original calendars were produced, several research aids have become available, notably various reference works and the digitization of important newspapers and relevant periodicals. The second edition of The London Stage 1890 1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel provides a chronological calendar of London productions from the first of January, 1890, through the 31st of December, 1899. The volume chronicles more than 3,000 productions at 31 major central London theatres during this period. For each production the following information is provided: .Title .Author .Theatre .Performers .Personnel .Opening and Closing Dates .Number of Performances Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. A comment section includes other interesting information about the production, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production. Among the plays staged in London during this decade were Alice in Wonderland, Arms and the Man, Cyrano de Bergerac, And Ideal Husband, The Prisoner of Zenda, and The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, as well as numerous musical comedies (British and American), foreign works, operas, and revivals of English classics. A definitive resource, this edition revises, corrects, and expands the original calendar. In addition, approximately 20 percent of the material in particular, information of adaptations and translations, plot sources, and comment information is new. Arranged chronologically, the productions are fully indexed by title, genre, and theatre. A general index includes numerous subject entries on such topics as acting, audiences, censorship, costumes, managers, performers, prompters, staging, and ticket prices. The London Stage 1890 1899 will be of value to scholars, theatrical personnel, librarians, writers, journalists, and historians.

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Number of Pages: 609
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Wearing, J. P.
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN-13: 9780810892811
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.00 x 11.50 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0810892812
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