“The Theatre of Drottningholm – Then and Now” available for reading online

19 November 2014

Willmar Sauter and David Wiles’s new book “The Theatre of Drottningholm – Then and Now” tells the story of the Drottningholm Court Theatre from 1776, the year it was built, to today’s performances presented during annual summer festivals. The Court Theatre was rarely used after Gustav III’s death in 1792 until it was rediscovered in 1921; luckily for us, because this has meant that not only the auditorium but also the stage machinery, painted flats and backdrops have been almost perfectly preserved. This book provides a vivid picture of the Drottningholm Court Theatre: its architecture, the many different activities that took place there during the Gustavian era, and the use made of the theatre since its rediscovery to explore the nature of 18th century performance.

Read the book at DiVA.

19th November 2014