Overview
More
Overview
Specs
Author
Reviews
Editions Available

Amazing Theatres of the World

Dominic Connolly

Sir Tim Rice

While often some of the most beautiful, opulent buildings in a town or city, a theatre is so much more than a space for the performance of a play. It is a cultural hub, a meeting place for people from... Read moreRead less

While often some of the most beautiful, opulent buildings in a town or city, a theatre is so much more than a space for the performance of a play. It is a cultural hub, a meeting place for people from all walks of life and, through the stories told there, brings people together in numerous ways. Indeed, theatres have been doing so for over two millennia.
The theatre comes in many forms. From the more rigid and repeated (but no less attractive) designs of Greek and Roman theatres, the buildings that now house our shared cultural output boast some of the finest, most creative structures in the world. Huge and cathedral-like or modest, concrete and futuristic or neo-Renaissance, we are lucky that the physical constructions themselves recapture the ambition of the arts performed within.
With chapters organised by continent and featuring theatres and opera houses – and any space for the performing arts – from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australasia, Amazing Theatres of the World includes modern masterpieces and ancient remains, art deco delights and Baroque classics, taking in centuries of theatre building. Both the exterior and the interior of buildings are examined, as well as behind-the-scenes shots of dressing rooms and the mechanics of putting on a show. In so doing, we catch a glimpse of how the performing arts and their home has evolved over time.
Illustrated with more than 190 photographs, Amazing Theatres of the World includes more than 150 of the most stunning theatres and opera houses.

[A separate US edition titled Amazing Theaters of the World is also available.]

Amazing Photographic series

Format: 297 x 227mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 9000
Illustrations: 190 photos
ISBN: 9781838862077

Dominic Connolly

A journalist for more than a quarter of a century, Dominic Connolly was for many years Arts Editor of The Mail on Sunday. He also specialises in Travel, Property, Gardening and Money journalism, and over the years has contributed to the Telegraph, Evening Standard and Metro. He lives in London and is currently Commissioning Editor at Saga Magazine.

Sir Tim Rice

Sir Tim... Read moreRead less

9781838862077 hb UK and ROW

9781838861650 hb US and Can

You might also like...

Recently viewed