David Thomas; Rikki Holland; Geraldine Cousin; Adrian Heathfield; Neil Monro-Davies; Double Click Limited.; University of Warwick.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
|制作人员：||Written and presented by David Thomas; series editor, Richard C. Beacham.|
|演员名单:||Geraldine Cousin, Neil Monro-Davies, Adrian Heathfield.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.|
|丛书名：||Ancient theatre & its legacy.|
|其他题名：||From tennis court to playhouse|
|责任：||produced by Double Click Limited for the University of Warwick ; producer, Rikki Holland.|
During the Restoration, new playhouses were built to replace the many theaters destroyed by Cromwell in the English Civil War. The new theaters, built to stage the probing social comedies of the era, were shaped by changes in English drama, politics, and society. This film shows how the Parisian tennis court theaters, attended by the court in exile of Charles II, influenced the new London theaters, particularly Wren's Theatre Royal. Advanced computer graphics in this program illustrate important features of Restoration theaters. The influence of Wren on Georgian playhouses and modern theater design is also explored.