Show More The Garrick Stage: Theatres and Audience in the 18th Century by Allardyce Nicoll.
Manchester, 192 pp., £14.50, April 1980, 0 7190 0768 2Show More
The Kemble Era: John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons and the London Stage by Linda Kelly.
Bodley Head, 221 pp., £8.50, April 1980, 0 370 10466 8Show More
Early English Stages 1300 to 1660: Vol. 3: Plays and their Makers to 1576 by Glynne Wickham.
Routledge, 357 pp., £14.50, April 1981, 0 7100 0218 1Show More
“... Is stage-history much use finally? Finally, that is, beyond all this fiddle over plans and parterres and side-boxes, the cost of nails and packthread, the greenroom gossip? I concede straight away that if you are mounting a performance, as they say, ‘in period’, then you need the basic historical dimensions and data, just as when you are playing ‘authentic’ baroque music you have to tune your strings to the right pitch ...”