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008    071005s2006    enka     b    001 0beng   
010    2007386014 
015    GBA677140|2bnb 
016 7  013547884|2Uk 
019    1008526017 
020    1902806638|q(hbk.) 
020    9781902806631|q(hbk.) 
020    1902806646|q(pbk.) 
020    9781902806648|q(pbk.) 
035    (OCoLC)71285668|z(OCoLC)1008526017 
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099    792.092|aBAYLIS|aS 
100 1  Schafer, Elizabeth,|eauthor. 
245 10 Lilian Baylis :|ba biography /|cElizabeth Schafer. 
260    Hatfield :|bUniversity of Hertfordshire Press :|bSociety 
       for Theatre Research,|c2006. 
300    xii, 308 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction -- Beginnings: 'housing and music, music and 
       housing' -- South Africa: Baylis's adventures 1891-1897 --
       Lilian Baylis and Emma Cons -- Personal matters -- 
       Baylis's first love: opera -- 'I turned, in despair, to 
       Shakespeare': Baylis and the Bard -- The 1920s: Baylis 
       builds an empire -- Baylis and the ballet -- The 1930s -- 
       The Baylis legacy. 
520 1  "The first biography of Lilian Baylis for over thirty 
       years and one which considerably revises the established 
       image of Baylis as a domineering and eccentric old lady." 
       "When Lilian Baylis was badly hurt after a car accident, 
       someone at the scene called out, 'It's Miss Baylis. Miss 
       Baylis of the Old Vic.' In spite of her injuries, Baylis 
       drew herself up and imperiously corrected them, 'AND 
       Sadler's Wells.' But Baylis was much more than the manager
       of the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells - she was also a 
       founding mother of the British National Theatre, the Royal
       Ballet and the English National Opera. She gave career-
       changing breaks to actors such as John Gielgud and 
       Laurence Olivier, created new roles for Alicia Markova and
       furthered the careers of stars in the making such as Alec 
       Guinness, Margot Fonteyn and Joan Cross. Even Joan 
       Littlewood desperately wanted to work for Baylis." "This 
       biography sets out to discover how Baylis was able to 
       manage two theatres and three companies, bringing what was
       considered the very best of high culture to working people,
       and still haul her theatres into profit. Elizabeth Schafer
       looks beyond the famous comic anecdotes and discovers the 
       private woman behind the public persona. Refreshingly 
       candid, the book argues for Baylis s significance in the 
       shaping of British theatre. The weight of the evidence 
       painstakingly gathered here makes clear the extent to 
       which Baylis's work and influence has been sidelined in 
       British theatre history."--book jacket. 
530    Also issued online. 
600 10 Baylis, Lilian,|d1874-1937. 
600 17 Baylis, Lilian,|d1874-1937.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01589243 
650  0 Theatrical managers|zEngland|vBiography. 
650  7 Theatrical managers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01149423 
651  7 England.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01219920 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896 
710 2  Society for Theatre Research. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aSchafer, Elizabeth.|tLilian Baylis.
       |dHatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press : Society 
       for Theatre Research, 2006|w(OCoLC)607762053 
856 41 |3Table of contents|uhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|uhttp://
856 42 |3Publisher description|uhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/
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