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From Restoration to Reformation: Theatre from Charles II to David Garrick

Talks - History; Talks - Arts and Culture

Event Description

Theatres had been officially closed for 18 years under the puritan Government when Charles II returned to England and re-opened the playhouses. Restoration Theatre reflected the explosion of immorality and freedom associated with the restoration. Fun though it was Theatre became ill-disciplined and a place respectable people would not go. Over the next 100 years actors and managers like David Garrick sought to create a professional and artistically respected art form.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
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Malcolm Jones

Meet The Speaker, Malcolm

Malcolm is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society and lectures on many aspects of theatre.

Since 2009, he has lectured on the Victoria & Albert Museum Short Course and Year Course Programmes, devising and developing a range of courses on Theatre History and Practice. He also lectures on theatre for Road Scholar USA and London Arts Discovery Tours for theatre groups visiting UK from America.

Malcolm was Workshop and Events manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in Covent Garden for 10 years where he was responsible for lectures, Study Days and workshops for adults and interviewed many leading British actors and directors. He has lectured and led workshops at many drama schools including RADA, The Actors Centre and Rose Bruford College. He has chaired panels and post show talks for Ambassadors Theatre Group. While at the Theatre Museum Malcolm contributed to many television and radio programmes

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