Historic England blog offers a neat introduction to theatre history

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond © Historic England Archive

Historic England are pretty rubbish at protecting endangered entertainment buildings, as evidenced by their lack of support for Dudley Hippodrome and the imperilled Harrow Dominion.

However, I must compliment their blog which often turns up interesting short reads to enlighten those with an interest in performing arts and the venues they are played in.

This week’s find is a brief introduction to theatre across history is called Lifting the Curtain: Theatre Then and Now, written by Emily McLean.

Generously illustrated, it covers a lot of ground in a short space of time, and is worth a read if you have the time to spare.

You will find the blog here

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