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Old Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday: 7 fascinating things you never knew | London Evening Standard

(Manuel Harlan)

(Manuel Harlan)

‘Dare, always dare,’ reads a sign that shines bright across the Old Vic foyer.

These words are inspired by a sign the theatre’s former manager, Lilian Baylis, kept on her desk. But they are a fitting motto for a London theatre institution that will…

via Old Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday: 7 fascinating things you never knew | London Evening Standard

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3 comments on “Old Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday: 7 fascinating things you never knew | London Evening Standard

  1. beetleypete
    05/21/2018

    Nice tribute to this great old theatre. And it is South of The River too! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. “Up until 1843, theatres needed a special patent to perform Shakespeare plays – something that the Old Vic didn’t have.”

    I’ve never heard of this before. That’s really interesting to know. Now I’m curious to know what was behind this policy. Anyone have any information?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. First Night Design
    05/21/2018

    This article goes some way to explore the background: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/0-9/19th-century-theatre/

    Liked by 1 person

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