Modern Theatres 1950-2020

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Modern Theatres 1950-2020 is an investigation of theatres, concert halls and opera houses in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America.





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Modern Theatres 1950-2020 is an investigation of theatres, concert halls and opera houses in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America.





The book explores in detail 30 of the most significant theatres, concert halls, opera houses and dance spaces that opened between 1950 and 2010. Each theatre is reviewed and assessed by experts in theatre buildings, such as architects, acousticians, consultants and theatre practitioners, and illustrated with full-colour photographs and comparative plans and sections. A further 20 theatres that opened from 2009 to 2020 are concisely reviewed and illustrated.









An excellent resource for students of theatre planning, theatre architecture and architectural design, Modern Theatres 1950 - 2020 discusses the role of performing arts buildings in cities, explores their public and performances spaces and examines the acoustics and technologies needed in a great building. This beautifully illustrated book is also a must-read for architects, theater designers, theatre historians, and theatre practitioners.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Chapter 1.00: Aspects of Modern Theatres


1.01. Edwin O. Sachs - A British Theatrical Enigma


David Wilmore


1.02. Cities, global and regenerating


David Staples


1.03. Theatres and publicness


Bostjan Vuga


1.04. Prevailing Themes in 20th Century Theatre Architecture


Joshua Dachs


1.05. Towards a new theatre architecture: developments in Britain after 1950


Alistair Fair


1.06. Front of House moves to the forefront


Robert Shook


1.07. Concert Halls, Music, and Audiences


Chris Blair


1.08. The Modern Opera House


Nicholas Payne


1.09. Playhouses and spaces for drama


Tim Foster


1.10. Stage Engineering Systems


Mark Ager


1.11. Stage Lighting


Mark White


1.12. Sound, and Opera's Dirty Little Secret


Chris Full


1.13. New Technologies and Performance


Raj Patel


1.14. Acoustics and the Modern Theatre


Sebastien Jouan





Chapter 2.00: Thirty Significant Theatres 1950 to 2010





Chapter 3.00: Fifties


3.01. Royal Festival Hall, 1951, London, UK


Miles Glendinning and Sebastien Jouan


3.02. Festival Theatre, 1957, Stratford, Ontario, Canada


Gary McCluskie


3.03. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 1959, Dallas, Texas


David Staples


3.04. Musiktheater im Revier, 1959, Gelsenkirchen, Germany


Elain Harwood





Chapter 4.00: Sixties


4.01. Arena Stage, Washington, DC, USA


Joshua Dachs


4.02. Bunka Kaikan, 1961, Tokyo, Japan


Shozo Motosugi


4.03. Philharmonie, 1963, Berlin, Germany


Karin Winkelsesser





Chapter 5.00: Seventies


5.01. Finlandia Hall, 1971, Helsinki, Finland


David Staples


5.02. Sydney Opera House, 1973, Sydney, Australia


David Staples


5.03. Teatro Regio, 1971, Torino, Italy


David Staples and Simone Solinas


5.04. Royal National Theatre, 1976, London, UK


Patrick Dillon


5.05. Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976, Manchester, England


Andy Hayles





Chapter 6.00: Eighties


6.01. Schaubuhne at Lehniner Platz, 1981, Berlin, Germany


Reinhold Daberto


6.02. Arts Centre Melbourne, 1982, Melbourne, Australia


Tim Brinkman


6.03. Joyce Theater, 1982, New York, NY, USA


Elizabeth Bradley


6.04. Derngate, 1983, Northampton, England


Roger Hopwood


6.05. Lucent Danstheater, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands


Eric Blom and Lian The


6.06. Opera Bastille, 1989, Paris, France


Michel da Costa Goncalves








Chapter 7.00: Nineties


7.01. Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1998, London, UK


Richard York





Chapter 8.00: New Millennium


8.01. The Lowry, 2000, Salford, United Kingdom


Alistair Fair


8.02. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 2002, Singapore


Gaurav Kripalani


8.03. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA


Carl Giegold


8.04. KA Theater, 2004, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, AZ, USA


David Barbour


8.05. Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre, 2004, Matsumoto, Japan


Shozo Motosugi


8.06. Casa da Musica, 2005, Porto, Portugal


Maria Rita Liberal Arnaut


8.07. Auditorio Ibirapuera 'Oscar Niemeyer', 2005, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Claudia Toni


8.08. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2007, Beijing, China


Joerg Kummel


8.09. Operahuset, 2008, Oslo, Norway


David Turnbull


8.10. National Opera House, 2008, Wexford, Ireland


David Staples


8.11. DR Koncerthuset, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark


Allan Xenius Grige


8.12. Guangzhou Opera, 2010, Guangzhou, China


David Staples





Chapter 9.00: Snapshots of twenty theatres - 2011 to 2020 - David Staples


9.01. Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2009, Dallas, Texas, USA


Karin Winkelsesser


9.02. Onassis Cultural Centre, 2010, Athens, Greece


Karin Winkelsesser


9.03. New World Center, 2011, Miami, FL, USA


Karin Winkelsesser


9.04. Royal Opera House, 2011, Muscat, Oman


Karin Winkelsesser


9.05. Harpa, 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland


David Staples


9.06. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2011, Stratford-upon-Avon


Alistair Fair


9.07. Heydar Aliyev Center, 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan


David Staples


9.08. `A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center, 2012, Seabury Hall, Maui, USA


David Staples


9.09. Musiktheater am Volksgarten, 2013, Linz, Austria


Karin Winkelsesser


9.10. Everyman Theatre, 2014, Liverpool, UK


Alistair Fair


9.11. Han Show Theatre, 2014, Wuhan, China


Karin Winkelsesser


9.12. Harbin Opera House, 2015, Harbin, China


David Staples


9.13. Dubai Opera, 2016, Dubai, UAE


Karin Winkelsesser


9.14. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, 2017, Athens, Greece


Karin Winkelsesser


9.15. Boulez Saal, 2017, Berlin, Germany


Karin Winkelsesser


9.16. Elbphilharmonie, 2017, Hamburg, Germany


Karin Winkelsesser


9.17. Bridge Theatre, 2017, London, UK


David Staples


9.18. National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, 2018, Taiwan


Karin Winkelsesser


9.19. The Shed, The Bloomberg Building, 2019, New York


David Staples


9.20. Xiqu Centre, 2019, Hong Kong


David Staples


Chapter 10.00: Conclusions


10.01. Postscript - "The Ghost Light"





Chapter 11.00: Modern Theatres contributors

Om forfatteren

David Staples has been a theatre consultant for over 40 years, working on opera houses, concert halls and theatres in 67 countries. His projects include the Oslo Opera in Norway, Esplanade in Singapore, Lowry in England and Portland Center for Performing Arts in Oregon, USA. He has lectured on every continent except Antarctica and is a former chair of the Society of Theatre Consultants, a member of the International Society of Performing Arts, of Opera Europa, a Fellow of the Association of British Theatre Technicians and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.





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