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    DescriptionPaul Ibell's "Theatreland" combines historical narrative with a unique exploration of how London's theatre works today. Covering the five centuries from Shakespeare's Bankside playhouses to today's West End, Paul Ibell's "Theatreland" explores the history and current state of the London stage, taking the reader through the streets, squares and alleyways of the theatre capital of the world.London's theatre district is quite literally built on the past, and although the book celebrates this, and the artistic achievements that still resonate today, it also emphasises that theatre is an art form that can only survive and flourish through fresh talent, new work and constant reinterpretation of old classics.Through a series of entertaining and engaging chapters on themes, personalities and trends, "Theatreland" reflects the effortless co-existence between past and present that is such a feature of London's theatre world, and shows how actors and producers, playwrights and publicists, theatre historians and modern architects, choreographers, critics and customers all play their part in ensuring that London remains the theatre capital of the world. "Theatreland" brings back to life the generations of actors, impresarios, princes and playwrights, restaurateurs and hoteliers who created and shaped this cityscape, and describes how the 21st century theatre industry continues to develop and change.

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    A Journey Through the Heart of London's Theatre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Ibell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847250032
    ISBN 10: 1847250033

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: APT, AN, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020
    B&T Approval Code: A07200300
    DC22: 792.09421
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN2596.L6 I34 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ATJ, ATD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    12 bw illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Hambledon Continuum
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Ibell is a writer and lecturer specialising in theatre. He lectures at the National Portrait Gallery and was a member of the Dance Panel of the Society of London Theatre's Olivier Awards in 2006 and 2007.
    Review quote
    'A treat! ... Guaranteed to provide sensational interval conversation ... In this warmly witty and informative tour-guide of a book, Ibell weaves together colourful tidbits about the London stage ... A great present.' - What's On Stage--Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    Beginnings; Bankside; Fleet Street; Drury lane; Haymarket; Shaftesbury Avenue; Crossings; Over Here!; Over There!