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Various Artists
A GROUP OF THREE HISTORIC THEATRES
LOT SOLD. 688 GBP
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Various Artists
A GROUP OF THREE HISTORIC THEATRES
LOT SOLD. 688 GBP
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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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Various Artists
A GROUP OF THREE HISTORIC THEATRES
Royal Coburg Theatre, Surry, James Stow, after Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie, 1819, etching with hand-colouring on wove paper; and
Hay Market Theatre, Artist Unknown, 19th Century, engraving on wove paper; and
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Daniel Havell, 1826, etching with aquatint, heightened with hand-colouring, on wove paper.
Quantity: 3
sheet (largest): 319 by 405mm.; 12½ by 16in.
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Catalogue Note

The Royal Coburg Theatre was established in 1818 and was renamed The Royal Victoria Theatre in 1833, later becoming known as The Old Vic. Both Vivien and Larry were involved extensively with The Old Vic, each performing there numerous times, with Laurence appointed co-director in 1944. The Haymarket Theatre, dating from 1720, is the third oldest London Playhouse still in use, and is now known as the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Vivien appeared there as Jennifer Dubedat in The Doctor's Dilemma and as Lady Teazle in The School for Scandal, both in 1942. Sadler's Wells has a similarly rich history; its origins can be traced back to 1683, when Richard Sadler built a music house there following the discovery of a mineral spring. Its fortunes were to fluctuate over the years, and it closed in 1915, until Lilian Baylis, a key figure at The Old Vic, decided to start fundraising in 1925 to rebuild Sadler's Wells so that the residents of North London could enjoy the same opportunities as those in the South. It reopened in 1931, and in 1962 Glen Byam Shaw, a close friend and colleague of both Vivien and Larry, was to take up the role of director of productions there.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London