THE ARTS SOCIETY SANDERSTEAD
Click here to view previous events

DateEvent
12 February 2019From Restoration to Reformation - Theatre from Charles II to David Garrick
12 November 2019 The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the event

From Restoration to Reformation - Theatre from Charles II to David Garrick Malcolm Jones Tuesday 12 February 2019

10.30 am to 3.00 pm to include a light lunch.  Coffee will be served from 10.00 am

The Special Interest Day will explore Theatre during the period from Charles 11 to David Garrick

Theatre had officially closed for 18 years under the Puritan Government when Charles II returned to England and re-opened the playhouses, giving patents to two actors to open theatres in London and making it legal for women to act on the stage.

Restoration Theatre reflected the explosion of immorality and freedom associated with the restoration.  Fun though it was, Theatre became ill-disciplined both in performance and in audience behaviour and a place to which respectable people would not go.

Over the next hundred years actors and managers like David Garrick sought to create a professional and artistically respected art form.

 

Tickets for this event will be on sale from 9.30 am at the November 2018 meeting.