The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.

Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Performing arts
  • Theatre


Show Summary Details



Quick Reference

Theatre dates back to the earliest days of the city when, in 1837, Harry Isherwood and Alexander McVicker transformed a tavern into a playhouse. By the 1860s new theatre buildings ...

Subjects: Performing artsTheatre

Reference entries

View all reference entries »