MANUFACTURING SPECTACLE: THE GEORGIAN PLAYHOUSE AND URBAN TRADE AND MANUFACTURING
by Susan E Brown
Information from the account books of Drury Lane and Covent Garden is used to analyse the costs of the 300-400 staff (actors, musicians, dancers, backstage, front-of-house etc) of the two houses. Props and wardrobe were partly produced in house, and partly bought in. Heating and lighting (coal, candles, oil) were bought in. Some suppliers and tradesmen, mostly locally based, are named.
MISS CHEER AS LADY ROSEHILL: A REAL-LIFE DRAMA IN LATE-COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICA
by Susan Rather
Miss Cheer joined David Douglas' "American Company" in 1763 or 1764 in Charleston. In 1768 she married Lord Rosehill, the eldest son of the (Scottish) Earl of Northesk, but continued to work in the theatre, in Philadelphia and New York. Rosehill had previously married, in 1767, without the permission of his father or of his commanding officer in the (British) 25th Foot. Rosehill left the army, and went abroad to North America. It appears that his second marriage was bigamous, and ended on his death in 1788. Miss Cheer continued to work intermittently until 1794, and died in 1800 in Jamaica. Rosehill had died before his father and without any heir.
JESTERS TO THE REVOLUTION: A HISTORY OF CARTOON ARCHETYPICAL SLOGAN THEATRE (CAST), 1965-85 by Bill McDonnell A group of four, Roland Muldoon, Claire Burnley, Ray Levine, and David Hatton, came together at Unity Theatre about 1963, but were expelled in 1965 for attempting a revolutionary coup against the management committee. They set out to develop an improvised cartoon style, beginning in 1965 with John D. Muggins is Dead, dealing with the war in Vietnam. The group produced about 25 touring shows over the period up to 1984.
Rival Queens by Felicity Nussbaum
The Collected Letters of Ellen Terrry, Vol I ed. Katherine Cockin
Gilbert and Sullivan by Regina B Oost
Child of the Theatre by Elizabeth Brunner
Conrad's Victory, ed. Richard J Hand
Bernard Shaw and the BBC by L W Conolly
Get Real: Documentary by Alison Forsyth and Chris Megson
Theatre and Humanism in a World of Violence by Ian Herbert and Kalina Stefanova
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