Lilian Baylis

Standard Name: Baylis, Lilian

Connections

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Leisure and Society Pamela Hansford Johnson
While at school, PHJ was a regular attender in the sixpenny gallery of the Old Vic Theatre , then run by Lilian Baylis .
Her memoir, however, makes two mistakes in spelling this famous theatrical...
Occupation Maude Royden
In June 1921, they moved the Fellowship Services to the Guildhouse, Eccleston Square, where MR continued to preach until she resigned in December 1936. She resigned because, she said, I have to choose; and...
Performance of text Ethel Smyth
Lilian Baylis produced ES 's opera The Boatswain's Mate at the Old Vic Theatre in London.
St John, Christopher. Ethel Smyth. Longmans, Green, 1959.
179
Textual Production Marina Warner
The opera The Queen Of Sheba's Legs, with a libretto by MW and music by Julian Grant , was performed as part of the English National OperaBaylis Programme.
Moseley, Merritt, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 194. Gale Research, 1998.
194: 279
Textual Production Cicely Hamilton
CH published The Old Vic, a history of this London theatre which included a chapter by its celebrated manager, Lilian Baylis .
H. S.,. “A Week in Books”. The Guardian, p. Review 5.
TSL Archive 1254 (28 January 1926): 56
Whitelaw, Lis. The Life and Rebellious Times of Cicely Hamilton. Women’s Press, 1990.
212-13

Timeline

1912
Lilian Baylis began her tenure as manager of the Old Vic Theatre in London, which she converted from a music hall into a respected Shakespearian theatre.
1914
Actress Sybil Thorndike joined London's Old Vic Theatre under the management of Lilian Baylis .
1926
Irish dancer and choreographer Ninette de Valois founded her own school, the Academy of Choreographic Art , in London.
1929
The young actor John Gielgud , after success in the West End (dating from his role in the stage version of Margaret Kennedy 's The Constant Nymph in 1926), took a cut in income to...
6 January 1931
Lilian Baylis re-opened Sadler's Wells Theatre in London with a performance of Twelfth Night, starring John Gielgud as Malvolio.
1974
The English National Opera was created: the latest, most secure incarnation of the Vic-Wells Opera , a company founded by Lilian Baylis in 1931, which moved from Sadler's Wells Theatre to the London Coliseum in 1968.
28 February 1976
A charity gala performance, Tribute to the Lady, was staged for the last night of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic before its move to the South Bank.
28 February 1976
A charity gala performance, Tribute to the Lady, was staged for the last night of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic before its move to the South Bank.