Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: California
City: Berkeley
Location: University of California, 2001 Gayley Road

Open-air university theatre, built 1903 by John Galen Howard on the site of the previous "Ben Weed's Amphitheater" used since 1894. Named in honour of the American newspaper publisher and benefactor of the universtiy, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). Opened 24 Sep 1903 with Aristophanes's "The Birds" (performed in Greek) and a dedication ceremony which included addresses by architect John Galen Howard, University President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and William Randolph Hearst. 1957 renovations. Ca. 8500 seats.

Links: calperformances.org, Wikipedia

Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre Picture: the first performance in the theatre, Aristophanes's "The Birds", 1903
Front Text: "Hearst Greek Theatre, University of California"
Publisher: E. P. Charlton & Co.
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre Front Text: "Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley, California"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Portland OR to Den Haag (Netherlands), 1910

Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre Front Text: "Greek Amphitheatre, erected in the wooded hills of the University of California, be made from San Francisco in a day."
Handwritten Front Text: dated 1916
Pulisher: Pictorial Postcards; Britton & Rey Lithographers; 3031
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre Front Text: "Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Cal. Seating capacity 10,000."
Publisher: Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco & Los Angeles; 2253
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre Front Text: "Greek Theatre"
Publisher: Pilsbury Picture Co., San Francisco; No. 1049
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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