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Experiencing the late Georgian theatre

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Duration: 0:16:45 | Added: 14 Dec 2016
This episode explores what it was like to experience theatre in this era, including how theatres were laid out and designed, what it was like to be in the audience, and how plays were written, advertised and staged.

The contributors also discuss the impact of new technologies, like gas lighting, and exciting spectacles, such as elephants, grand processions, and on-stage naval battles in a tank of real water.

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