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Bancrofts at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre, The, 1865-1880

Synopsis
Chiefly associated with the mild domestic realism of Tom Robertson’s comedies, Marie Wilton and Squire Bancroft with their distinctive brand of ‘wholesome fare’ attracted middle-class audiences, first to the tiny Prince of Wales’s theatre and then to the more grandiose Haymarket, between 1965 and 1880. The monograph demonstrates that though the Bancrofts advanced no doctrinaire programme of reform, relying in large mesure on theatrical instinct and opportunism, they contributed in countless ways, both managerial and artistic, to that revolution in social and cultural significance achieved by the London stage in the latter years of Victoria’s reign.
Series
Theatre in Focus, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; 50 slides. b&w & col.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale
Documentation
Accompanying 152-page book by William Tydeman.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
theatre history

Credits

Writer
William M Tydeman
Contributor
Richard Allen Cave

Production Company

Name

Chadwyck-Healey Ltd

Notes
Now known as ProQuest (3/04)

Sponsor

Name

Consortium for Drama & Media in Higher Education

Web
http://www.bufvc.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

ProQuest Information and Learning

Email
marketing@chadwyck.co.uk
Web
http://www.proquest.co.uk/en-UK/default.shtml External site opens in new window
Phone
01223 215512
Fax
01223 215514
Address
UMI
The Quorum
Barnwell Road
Cambridge
CB5 8SW
Notes
formerly known as Chadwyck Healey

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