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Published by Cobden-Sanderson in London .
Written in English


  • Baylis, Lilian -- 1874-1937,
  • London (England). -- Old Vic Theatre.,
  • Sadler"s Wells Theatre (London, England)

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Harcourt Williams, photographs by Angus McBean.
ContributionsBaylis, Lilian Mary, 1874-
The Physical Object
Pagination106 p.
Number of Pages106
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22920074M

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Lilian Mary Baylis CH (9 May – 25 November ) was an English theatrical producer and manager. She managed the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres in London and ran an opera company, which became the English National Opera (ENO); a theatre company, which evolved into the English National Theatre; and a ballet company, which eventually became The Royal BalletBorn: 9 May , Marylebone, London, England. Vic Wells Association, London, United Kingdom [email protected] The Vic-Wells Association is administrator for the ‘Lilian Baylis Trust (Ninette De Valois Trust)’ - UK registered charity no. London: Vic-Wells Association, Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Old Vic Theatre (London, England) Old Vic Theatre. Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century. View all . The Old Vic Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 77, likes talking about this , were here. London’s independent not-for-profit theatre. We now need your help more than ever: /5(K).

Sadler’s Wells Theatre is a performing arts venue in Clerkenwell, London, England located on Rosebery Avenue. The present-day theatre is the sixth on the site since It consists of two performance spaces: a 1, seat main auditorium and the Lilian Baylis Studio, with extensive rehearsal rooms and technical facilities also housed within.   A Short Guide to Sadler’s Wells Sadler’s Wells Theatre is a performing arts venue located in Islington. Sadler’s Wells is renowned as one of the world’s leading dance venues staging productions for visiting companies and producing shows with a number of associated artists and companies. English National Opera (ENO) is an opera company based in London, resident at the London Coliseum in St Martin's is one of the two principal opera companies in London, along with The Royal Opera, Covent 's productions are sung in English. The company's origins were in the late 19th century, when the philanthropist Emma Cons, later assisted by her niece Lilian Baylis. Dame Ninette de Valois OM CH DBE (born Edris Stannus; 6 June – 8 March ) was an Irish-born British dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director of classical notably, she danced professionally with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, later establishing the Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of the 20th century and one of the leading ballet companies in the Known for: Ballet.

Since , Lilian Baylis had been presenting drama and opera at the Old Vic at popular prices. Motivated by a profound belief that great art should belong to everybody, in she began fundraising to rebuild Sadler’s Wells so that the people of north London could enjoy the same opportunities as those in . Abstract. The First World War accelerated the changes which had been taking place within the commercial theatre. Rents in London quadrupled during the four years, and when combined with the escalating costs of productions it resulted in the ousting of the old Victorian and Edwardian actor-managers — many of whom had retired or died by — by business conglomerates to whom the Author: Andrew Davies. English National Opera traces its roots back to when Lilian Baylis established the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company at the newly re-opened the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.. Baylis had been presenting opera concerts and theatre in London since and was passionate about providing audiences with the best theatre and opera at affordable prices, a belief that remains today at the heart of ENO. In she approached Lilian Baylis, director of the Old Vic, with a proposal to establish a ballet company. Baylis could not oblige but offered de Valois work coaching actors in movement.