Modern Playhouses

Modern Playhouses: An Architectural History of Britain's New Theatres, 1945-1985 is now available to buy in paperback.

202008 ND ModernPlayhouses coverWritten by theatre historian Alistair Fair this book is the first detailed study of the major programme of theatre-building which took place in Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s.

Drawing on a vast range of archival material - much of which had never previously been studied by historians - it sets architecture in a wide social and cultural context, presenting the history of post-war theatre buildings as a history of ideas relating not only to performance but also to culture, citizenship, and the modern city.

The paperback version of Modern Playhouses is available to buy for £30.

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