St James's Theatre


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
A dramatic version of Lady Audley's Secret was staged by Ruth Herbert at the St James's Theatre , where MEB had recollections of being overstimulated as a child.
Carnell, Jennifer. The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon: A Study of Her Life and Work. Sensation Press.
Another adaptation, Lady Audley's Secret: A...
Literary responses John Oliver Hobbes
At the St James's Theatre in London it received a mixed reception of booing—The Critic reported that Hobbes herself was booed after the play—and applause. In his biographical note, John Morgan Richards , her...
Performance of text Agatha Christie
AC had written two plays, Black Coffee (1930) and Akhnaton (written in 1937 but not published until 1973), before adapting her novel Ten Little Niggers for the stage. This opened at St James's Theatre ,...
Performance of text Eleanor Farjeon
This does not exhaust the list of EF 's contributions to dramatic works by Bertie. A wildly ambitious grand-scale operetta called The Great Alexis was planned in collaboration with Otto Lampel in 1941, but came...
Performance of text Anna Maria Hall
Plays by AMH , The French Refugee and Mabel's Curse!, ran at the St James's Theatre , London.
British Library Catalogue.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Performance of text John Oliver Hobbes
Hobbes 's three-act comedy titled The Wisdom of the Wise was first performed at St James's Theatre in King Street, London, on 22 November 1900. It was first produced in the USA on 31...
Performance of text Githa Sowerby
GS 's play Sheila, a realist treatment of a boss-typist romance, opened at St James's Theatre in London, with Fay Compton playing the lead.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Production file for Githa Sowerby.
Performance of text Lesley Storm
LS 's three-act play The Long Echo, about the effects of treason and political commitment on private life, opened at the St James's Theatre in London.
Storm, Lesley. The Long Echo. Samuel French.
Textual Production Katherine Cecil Thurston
As a testament to its enduring popularity, the novel was quickly translated to the stage with a script written by E. Temple Thurston . The following year, in 1905, this play was produced and performed...


1895: The Matinée Hat appeared; this immense headwear...

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The Matinée Hat appeared; this immense headwear was bedecked with flowers and ribbons.

10 May 1951: Actress Vivien Leigh and actor Laurence Olivier...

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10 May 1951

Actress Vivien Leigh and actor Laurence Olivier began the season at St James's Theatre , London, alternately playing Shaw 's Caesar and Cleopatra and Shakespeare 's Antony and Cleopatra.


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