Hardback 208pp Illustrated
9781905286140   Product Code: 20428
London's unrivalled theatrical heritage stretches back to Elizabethan times. With the aid of more than 200 illustrations, this book takes the reader from Shakespeare's original Globe to Sam Wanamaker's magical reconstruction at Bankside. It describes the plays, the buildings and the personalities - Garrick and Irving, Ellen Terry, Wilde and Shaw - that propelled London to the front rank of world drama, concluding with the creation of the National Theatre and today's lively West End.