The Birth of Modern Theatreland: Covent Garden and the Two Theatres Royal
Apr 18, 2018
London is home to two of the oldest working theatres in the world both founded by Charles II's patents. They shaped a whole quarter of London, and continue to do so today. In a second lecture on 'Buildings in the West End of London',
Professor Thurley looks at the significance and impact of these great institutions on the development of London.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-birth-of-modern-theatreland-covent-garden-and-the-two-theatres-royal
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