Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Warwickshire
City: Stratford-on-Avon

Built 1932 by Elisabeth Scott as "Shakespeare Memorial Theatre", incorporating the relics of the previous "Shakespeare Memorial Theatre" (built 1879, destroyed by a fire in 1926) as rehearsal and conference rooms. Named in honour of the Stratford-born English playwright, poet, and actor, William Shakespeare (ca.1564-1616). 1936-1991 continuous alterations. 1960 renamed "Royal Shakespeare Theatre". One of the homes of the "Royal Shakespeare Company". 1412 seats.

1986 conversion of the conference wing by Michael Reardon, re-opened as "Swan Theatre" (432 seats) and "Ashcroft Room". Addition of a new tower at the site of the 1879 tower.

Links: www.rsc.org.uk, Wikipedia, Theatres Trust

[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Front Text: "New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre - Stratford-on-Avon"
Publisher: J. Salmon Ltd., Sevenoaks; Salmon Series; 8750
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Front Text: "Door representing all tools used in building Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon"
Publisher: J. Salmon Ltd.; Salmon Series; 9175
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Front Text: "Entrance, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon"
Publisher: J. Salmon Ltd., Sevenoaks; Salmon Series; 9172
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Picture: safety curtain, depicting William Shakespeare
Front Text: "Fire Proof Curtain, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Stratford-on-Avon", on curtain: "Stratford-upon-Avon", "Safety Curtain"
Publisher: A. K. Richards, Stratford-on-Avon
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Front Text: "Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Curtain"
Publisher: Ernest Daniels, Stratford-on-Avon
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Picture: auditorium
Front Text: "Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon"
Publisher: J. Salmon Ltd.; Salmon Series; 9173
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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Front Text: "Foyer Cafe, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Stratford-on-Avon"
Publisher: A. K. Richards, Stratford-on-Avon
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Picture: rehearsal and conference rooms, built within the relics of the old Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Front Text: "Conference Hall Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Straford on Avon"
Publisher: A. K. Richards, Stratford-on-Avon
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Front Text: "Shakespeare Memorial Theatre - Stratford-on-Avon"
Publisher: Walter Scott, Bradford; AA 449
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Reverse Text: "Shakespeare Memorial Theatre - Stratford-upon-Avon - This world famous theatre stands beside the River Avon. Shakespeare's plays are performed every season on one of the finest stages in England. The red brick building contains a theatre, picture-gallery, museum and library, its greatest treasures is the original portrait of Shakespeare from which Martin Droeshout made the engraving for the First Folio."
Publisher: Lilywhite Ltd., Brighouse
Size: Classic
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[Stratford-on-Avon: Royal Shakespeare Theatre (new)] Reverse Text: "Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon - The Stage from Dress Circle"
Publisher: Royal Shakespeare Theatre / Photo Precision; R6087
Size: Modern
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