Who built Bristol Old Vic?

Who built Bristol Old Vic?

Pope, the City Architect, and C. J. Phipps, the well-known Theatre Architect, built Bristol's Prince's Theatres. The stage was also decreased in depth from the front by five feet at this time, and is thought to have been designed after the auditorium of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane at the time. The decor was altered again in 1876, when George Edmund Street improved the lighting and heating systems and added more electric lights.

Bristol's Prince's Theatres were opened on 2 October 1879 with H. M. S. Pinafore, a musical comedy written by Arthur Sullivan with music by Sir Edward Elgar. The original design was by Pope and the architect was replaced by Thomas Rickett in 1880. In 1881, Charles J. Phipps died and his son John G. Phipps took over the business. In 1883, George Edmund Street came into conflict with John G. Phipps over plans for further improvements to the theatre, which led to him leaving Bristol to set up work in London. After several years away, he returned to Bristol in 1897 and stayed there until his death in 1906. His assistant William Henry Norris continued his work until 1909 when it was taken over by George Alexander Edwards.

The Bristol Old Vic is one of the most famous of all English provincial theatres. It is a Grade II* listed building located at 116 Upper Park Sq. , Bristol BS1 5PR.

What is a famous building built during the Renaissance period?

Basilica of St. Peter: The Basilica of St. Peter is possibly the most famous Renaissance structure. The edifice was designed by several architects, including Michelangelo. It features the world's biggest interior of any Christian church and is often regarded as the finest Christian church structure. The basilica is also known as Santa Pietra (St. Peter's Stone).

Santa Maria del Fiore: Also known as the Cathedral of Florence, this iconic Renaissance building dominates the city's skyline. The enormous dome sits on a base that contains three other smaller domes connected by vaults. The cathedral was originally planned to have only one large dome, but construction costs prevented its completion.

Loggia: The word "lobby" comes from Latin meaning "to stroll," "to promenade." In a museum or public building, the place where visitors can view the collection without paying an entry fee, it usually has a series of rooms for different activities, such as viewing paintings or sculptures, reading journals, listening to lectures, etc.

Reading Room: The reading room is a common feature in many libraries. It provides readers with a quiet place to rest, read, study, or do other work while being protected from intrusive noises.

Science Museum: The Science Museum is so named because it houses collections related to science, technology, nature, and human activity.

Who was the Earl of Leicester who built Kenilworth Castle?

The rest of the inner court was completed in the 1570s by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. As a guest wing, he erected a tower, now known as Leicester's building, on the south border of the court, stretching out beyond the inner bailey wall for more room. This is a two-storey structure with attics, made of ashlar stone and covered with clay tiles. It has a pyramidal roof with slate caps.

Leicester's building contains 64 rooms in all, including some very spacious ones. The earl also had an apartment over the gatehouse that would have been reserved for him and his family when they visited Kenilworth. This is now called the Golden Room because it is decorated with gold tapestries.

After the earl's death in 1603, his son Henry married Elizabeth Wriothesley, heiress to the Dudley estates. She brought with her more than 20 years of age and five children. In addition to the Golden Room, she had another large apartment installed over the gatehouse entrance where she could receive guests. This is now called the White Room because it is decorated with white and blue tapestries.

In 1616, Henry died at the age of 39, leaving his wife with their five children. She too died soon after, leaving her husband with no direct heirs.

Who was the builder of the London church organ?

The dispute occurred between builders Harris and Smith over who would build the organ for London's Temple Church. Smith was victorious! In 1759, Boston native Thomas Johnston built an organ for Old North Church, where Paul Revere served as sexton. As a result of Revere's ride, the church became well-known. The organ was so popular that Mr. Johnston decided to offer his services to other churches in the area.

Johnston went on to build organs for several other churches in and around Boston including Christ Church, Harvard University, and Faneuil Hall Market Place. In 1773, he traveled to Philadelphia to build an organ for Independence Hall but did not get to finish it before returning to Boston. In 1776, Thomas Hancock, one of the founders of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, hired Thomas Johnston to build him an organ. That same year, John H. Hall, an apprentice with Johnston, took charge of the Old South Church organ project in Boston. He too left before finishing the job so another young man named William Walker was brought in as his replacement. It is rumored that Walker killed himself instead. After his death, his father sold his tools for $10,000 ($150,000 in today's money) to pay for his son's funeral expenses. That amount of money at the time was more than anyone else had ever received for their work.

The best part is that none of this happened until after Thomas Jefferson was born!

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