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Theatre History

Theatre History

The V&A's Theatre and Performance collections chart the history of theatre in Britain from the middle ages to today. From early dramatics forms such as mystery plays and court masques, to the alternative and 'in yer face' drama of the late 20th century.

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Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution & Design (Paperback)

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution & Design (Paperback)

The two decades between 1913 and 1933 saw an unprecedented boom in Russian theatre culture, ignited by the avant-garde movement sweeping through the a…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Theatre

Sat 03 October 2015–Sun 04 October 2015

NEW WEEKEND COURSE: This introductory course covers 4000 years of theatre history in two days! Explore the history and practice of theatre from Greek Tragedy to medieval drama through to Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Pinter and Stoppard.

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