Theatre in the Cotswolds: the Boles Watson Family and the Cirencester Theatre

by Anthony Denning, edited and extended by Paul Ranger

First placing Cotswold theatre in the context of Georgian provincial theatre in general, this study concentrates on the theatre in Cirencester and the circuit run by John Boles Watson and his family from headquarters in Cheltenham including management, repertoire, and performers ranging from the Siddonses and the other Kembles and Charlotte Charke to child stars Master Betty and Miss Fisher and tightrope walker John Richer.

Hardback; 272 pp, 25 ill., 1 map, ISBN 085430 054 6

This study concentrates on the theatre in Cirencester and the circuit run by John Boles Watson and his family in the Georgian period

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