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Theatreland By Paul Ibell

Theatreland

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Explores how London's theatre works today. Covering the five centuries from Shakespeare's Bankside playhouses to today's West End, this book explores the history and state of the London stage, taking the reader through the streets, squares and alleyways of the theatre capital of the world.

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Theatreland: A Journey Through the Heart of London's Theatre by Paul Ibell

Paul Ibell's "Theatreland" combines historical narrative with a unique exploration of how London's theatre works today. Covering the five centuries from Shakespeare's Bankside playhouses to today's West End, Paul Ibell's "Theatreland" explores the history and current state of the London stage, taking the reader through the streets, squares and alleyways of the theatre capital of the world.London's theatre district is quite literally built on the past, and although the book celebrates this, and the artistic achievements that still resonate today, it also emphasises that theatre is an art form that can only survive and flourish through fresh talent, new work and constant reinterpretation of old classics.Through a series of entertaining and engaging chapters on themes, personalities and trends, "Theatreland" reflects the effortless co-existence between past and present that is such a feature of London's theatre world, and shows how actors and producers, playwrights and publicists, theatre historians and modern architects, choreographers, critics and customers all play their part in ensuring that London remains the theatre capital of the world. "Theatreland" brings back to life the generations of actors, impresarios, princes and playwrights, restaurateurs and hoteliers who created and shaped this cityscape, and describes how the 21st century theatre industry continues to develop and change.

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'A treat! ... Guaranteed to provide sensational interval conversation ...A In thisA warmly witty and informative tour-guide of a book, Ibell weaves together colourful tidbits about the London stage ... A great present.' - What's On Stage
'A wonderful book! Paul Ibell informs as well as entertains. In this insiders guide, he takes us through the stage door and into the magical world of Theatreland. Its cavalcade of actors, playwrights, producers, agents, dancers and choreographers it is a must-have for anyone whose heart beats faster as the overture starts or the curtain rises...' Gyles Brandreth
Listed in History Today's June 29th book blog entry.

About Paul Ibell


Paul Ibell is a writer and lecturer specialising in theatre. He lectures at the National Portrait Gallery and was a member of the Dance Panel of the Society of London Theatre's Olivier Awards in 2006 and 2007.

Table of Contents


Beginnings; Bankside; Fleet Street; Drury lane; Haymarket; Shaftesbury Avenue; Crossings; Over Here!; Over There!

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GOR003863175
Theatreland: A Journey Through the Heart of London's Theatre by Paul Ibell
Paul Ibell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2009-05-01
224
1847250033
9781847250032
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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