The Theatric Tourist 1805
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In the late 18th century, actor-manager James Winston toured Britain taking notes on the theatres of every town. Published in 1804-5 with 24 hand-coloured plates, and reproduced here in facsimile, his work is a unique record of theatrical life. Winston notes the history, architecture and capacity of each venue, painting a vivid picture of Georgian England, from Plymouth ('a nightly scene of riot and debauchery') to Brighton, where 'the manager is perpetually bringing out women of loose character.' No jacket.