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Title: The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds, under the management of Wilson Henry Barrett, 1876 to 1895
Author: Hammet, Michael
ISNI:       0000 0004 2751 0238
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 1975
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This thesis out1ines the circumstances under which the Grand Theatre, Leeds, came into being - the background, the formation of the founding company, the raising of money, the p1anning and erection of the bui1ding - and then, after a description of the theatre, its equipping and furnishing, goes on to analyse and describe the seasona1 programme for the seventeen years of Wi1son Barrett's 1esseeship. After the Introduction, therefore, each chapter is devoted to a sing1e year, and proceeds from a discussion of the main concerns of finance and genera1 management for that year to dea1 with the programme, attempting to show its nature by reference to press reviews, and, where appropriate, accounts, as we11 as by giving some indication of the origin and sty1e of production of pieces. Where possib1e, the composition of companies is shown in the Notes, and more detai1ed information about shareho1ders, the cost of the bui1ding, the capacity and financia1 potentia1 of the house, the profitabi1ity of the operation of the theatre, Wi1son Barrett's audiences, and the make up of the stock of scenery is given in the Appendices.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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