London Theatre Walks
Thirteen Dramatic Tours Through Four Centuries of History and Legend
by Jim De Young and John Miller
|What the critics are saying about London Theatre Walks
“…13 guided walks, each with its own map, that cover not just the sites of London, but also its actor’s soul.”
“Whether you only have an hour or you want to spend the day, London Theatre Walks has a fascinating walk in store for you.”
“Jim DeYoung’s book helps you find the best of the old, while introducing you to what is indispensable in the new.”
About the book
Shakespeare, Coward, Christie, Lloyd Webber and so many more … you’ll encounter them all using this wonderful tour guide on walks through theatrical history in present-day London. Applause is pleased to present a substantially revised, new edition of one of our most popular titles, London Theatre Walks.
Jim De Young is out to entertain and educate as he guides his readers through the streets of London with authority, humor and relish. It’s like having a personal tour guide escorting you from the magnificently restored Globe Theatre to the newly remodeled Lyceum Theatre, from Shakespeare to Les Misèrables. London Theatre Walks reveals the original inspirations for some of the most famous plays in the English language. It visits the trysting spots of London’s greatest actors and actresses, and the homes of England’s greatest playwrights.
All the tours begin and end at a well-known London landmark, making them easy and safe for even a first-time visitor. Every expedition is filled with enough detail to satisfy the most curious scholar, and enough juicy gossip and colorful legend to entertain every theatre fan. And the tour guides don’t believe in walking with parched throats; they point out dozens of theatrical watering holes along the way. Detailed maps accompany the 13 easy-to-follow tours, which have been updated with the most contemporary information.
London Theatre Walks makes a fine adjunct text for any on or off–site course on London Theatre. The Winter Abroad program on London Theatre sponsored by George Mason University recommended London Theatre Walks for its January, 2006 class.