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.

The book explores in detail 30 of the most significant theatres, concert halls, opera houses and dance spaces that opened between 1950 and 2010. Les mer
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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.



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.