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The National Theatre story, Daniel Rosenthal

The National Theatre story
The National Theatre story
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Daniel Rosenthal
The National Theatre Story is filled with artistic, financial and political battles, onstage triumphs - and the occasional disaster. This definitive account takes readers from the National Theatre's 19th-century origins, through false dawns in the early 1900s, and on to its hard-fought inauguration in 1963. At the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier was for ten years the inspirational Director of the NT Company, before Peter Hall took over and, in 1976, led the move into the National's concrete home on the South Bank. Altogether, the NT has staged more than 800 productions, premiering some of
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N337 2013
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non fiction
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The National Theatre story, Daniel Rosenthal
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Author's Note; List of Illustrations; Prologue; 1848-1963 False Dawns; 1848-81 'A House for Shakespeare'; 1882-1906 Enter the Founding Fathers; 1906-12 'Dumb Craven Stones'; 1913-40 From Bloomsbury to Kensington; 1940-49 'A Small Bill With a Very Great Purpose'; 1949-60 'Here We Lay Stone ... '; 1961-63 'A Theatre Is To Be Built in Chichester'; 1963-74 Director of the NT Laurence Olivier; 1963 'After A Wait of 100 Years, This Will Do for a Start'; 1963 The Architect Who Carried 'Quiet Conviction'
  • 1964 'Olivier Took Everybody's Breath Away'1964 'The Men Climb the Andes'; 1964 The Censors Within; 1965 Lasdun's South Bank 'Fairyland'; 1965 Darkness Visible; 1965 Farewell to the Opera; 1966 'Batting On a Wet Wicket'; 1967 Hamlet's Cronies in an Existential Fable; 1967 'Grotesque and Grievous Libel'; 1967 The Man Who Played Rosalind; 1967 'The Finest-Looking Theatre in the World'; 1968 'This Is Not Going To Be Fun'; 1969 A Company in Rude Health; 1970 'Dear Larry, Here Are A Few Jewish Snaps'; 1970 'To Old Vic, a Son'; 1971 One Savaged Tyger, Four Haunted Tyrones
  • 1972 Farce That Affirms the Existence of God1972 'A Heart Transplant on a Healthy Patient'; 1972 'Re-Opening the Old, Ugly Controversy'; 1972 'The Child Is Now an Adult'; 1973 From Elysée to Equus; 1973 Party Politics; 1974-88 Director of the NT Peter Hall; 1974 'Big Is Not Always Beautiful'; 1974 Nichols and Miller Crash on The Freeway; 1975 Hall's Marathon and Laughing Matters; 1976 'Our New Palace of Culture'; 1976 'Waters Muddied By Mistrust'; 1976 Industrial Strife: On and Off Stage; 1976 A Theatre Fit for the Queen; 1977 'Carte Blanche for a Black Box'
  • 1977 Can Ayckbourn Serve Two Masters?1977 The War of Cooper's Basins; 1978 Days of Plenty and Betrayal; 1979 The Spring of Discontent; 1979 'Amadeus Has the Taste of an Opera'; 1980 Failure on a Grand Scale; 1980 Glory for Gambon; 1980 Bryden's 'Untameables'; 1980 The Third Way; 1980 Mary Whitehouse vs. The Romans . . .; 1981 'Unmistakably a Landmark'; 1981 A Change of Direction?; 1982 Deputies and Dolls; 1982 Upstream Without a Paddle; 1983 'No End to Sir Peter's Year of Misfortune?'; 1983 McKellen's Return; 1984 A Low-Tech Laboratory; 1985 The Coffee-Table Crisis; 1985 Meet Lambert Le Roux
  • 1986 The Coronation of King Richard1987 Carbone, King Lear and Cleopatra; 1988 Hall's Revels Now Are Ended . . .; 1988-97 Director of the NT Richard Eyre; 1988 Churchill's Daughter and the Royal Appellation; 1988 Revolve and Rapture; 1989 Too Few Sponsors, Too Many Princes; 1989 'Almost An Impertinence to Applaud'; 1990 Sunday in the Park Withdrawals; 1990 Exit Aukin, Enter McIntosh; 1990 A Tale of Two Kings; 1991 When Hytner Met Bennett; 1992 Eyre Slows, Horrocks Sings; 1992 The Inspector Who Kept Calling; 1992 Carousel and Colour; 1993 Mea Culpa and Machinal; 1993 Rejection and Ridicule
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1 online resource (xvii, 846 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
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  • (OCoLC)883364311
  • ebl1849439435

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