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- DescriptionThe initial portion of this book is a chrological narrative of theatre construction in Philadelphia, from the first kwn theatre in 1724 to the present day. Following it is the main antated listing of over eight hundred theatres, arranged alphabetically by theatre name. Other names used by the theatre are indicated and cross references are provided as necessary. Standard data for each theatre includes, as available, the address of the building, the seating capacity, and the architect. For most theatres, an architectural description of the exterior and interior is given along with information on dates of construction, revations, and openings. In addition, the theatre's policy, importance, and distinctions are explained. This is followed by a brief description of, and a map which graphically depicts, the concentration of theatres in the center of Philadelphia, the original city laid out by William Penn. This section also includes a list of the one hundred forty-seven theatres constructed there, with addresses and grid locations. Ather section entitled Architects and Buildings provides information about the dates the theatres opened, when alterations were made, and when available, the life dates of the architects. A glossary of architectural and theatrical terms completes the volume.
- Author Biographyazer /f Irvin /i R.
- Author(s)Irvin R. Glazer
- Date of Publication22/04/1986
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight612 g
- Width150 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edition Statementannotated edition
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