HORATIO BLOOD. LONDON ON STAGE: A THEATRICAL EXCURSION
The Trafalgar Tavern, Park Row, SE10 9NW by courtesy Mr Frank Dowling.
Please note the change to the usual date/venue!
Drawing upon the rich wealth of pictorial evidence in the engraved prints of characters and scenes of the English toy theatre, or Juvenile Drama, Horatio Blood will explore how London was presented on stage during the early nineteenth century. The capital’s river, bridges, streets, shopfronts, public buildings and theatres provided the settings against which many melodramas and pantomimes were enacted. Particular attention will be given to views of a vanished riverside and the vibrant depictions of Greenwich. As well as preserving a unique record of stage scenery and costumes, these popular prints also provide an overlooked topographical depiction of a lost metropolis, and are as evocative and informative as the drawings of George Scharf or Tallis’s Street Views.
Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday the following months: January, February, March, April,(occasionally in May) … September, October and November.
Meetings commence at 7.30, doors open 7.15. We welcome non-members, from whom we invite a donation of £3 for each meeting.
As of September 2015, and unless otherwise stated, meetings are held at James Wolfe School, Royal Hill Campus, Greenwich SE10 8RZ.
This location is well served by public transport and is conveniently located opposite two good pubs! Bus routes 177, 180, 199 and 386 run along Greenwich High Road (at the bottom of Royal Hill). Bus routes 129, 188 and 286 serve nearby Greenwich town centre, and Greenwich Mainline Railway Station and Greenwich DLR are a short walk away.
There is free car parking after 6.30pm in the Burney Street car park (behind Greenwich Picturehouse).
Membership of GHS is open to anyone with an interest in the history of Greenwich. Annual Subscription runs from 1 January to 31 December: Individual: £15 or £18 for two persons at the same address.
If you require any further details, please contact Horatio Blood,
Hon. Secretary, GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
c/o Warwick Leadlay Gallery,
1-2 Nelson Arcade, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB
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