By J. P. Wearing
Theatre in London has celebrated a wealthy and influential heritage, and in 1976 the 1st quantity of J. P. Wearing’s reference sequence supplied researchers with an crucial source of those productions. within the many years because the unique calendars have been produced, numerous study aids became to be had, particularly numerous reference works and the digitization of vital newspapers and correct periodicals.
The moment variation of The London level 1890–1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and group of workers provides a chronological calendar of London exhibits from the 1st of January, 1890, during the 31st of December, 1899. the quantity chronicles greater than 3,000 productions at 31 significant vital London theatres in this interval. for every access the next info is equipped:
- Opening and shutting Dates
- Number of Performances
Other info contain style of the construction, variety of acts, and a listing of stories. A remark part contains different attention-grabbing details, equivalent to plot description, first-night reception via the viewers, noteworthy performances, staging parts, and information of performances in big apple both sooner than or after the London creation.
Among the performs staged in London in this decade have been Alice in Wonderland, Arms and the Man, Cyrano de Bergerac, An perfect Husband, The Prisoner of Zenda, and The moment Mrs. Tanqueray, in addition to quite a few musical comedies (British and American), overseas works, operas, and revivals of English classics.
A definitive source, this variation revises, corrects, and expands the unique calendar. additionally, nearly 20 percentage of the material—in specific, info of diversifications and translations, plot resources, and remark information—is new. prepared chronologically, the exhibits are totally listed by way of name, style, and theatre. A common index contains a number of topic entries on such issues as performing, audiences, censorship, costumes, managers, performers, prompters, staging, and price tag costs. The London level 1890–1899 can be of worth to students, theatrical body of workers, librarians, writers, newshounds, and historians.