A celebration of the unique contribution of the Thrust Stage to world theatre architecture by director Tyrone Guthrie (1900- 1971)
16 January - 10 March 2012
The exhibit features beautifully crafted models of peopled auditoria and stages, all to the same scale, of the five key stages: the Assembly Hall, the Festival Theatre Stratford Ontario of 1953, the Crucible Sheffield of 1971, the recreation of the 1599 Globe in 1997 and the new main theatre at Stratford. In the course of this journey some of the other theatres which owe much or little to Guthrie are put in context. These include Chichester, the Guthrie Minneapolis, the Vivian Beaumont New York and the Olivier at the National, all of which are illustrated and discussed.
Accompanying the models are a power point display, which adds many more images, and a 32 page publication with over 50 illustrations in colour and black and white. The exhibition was conceived and designed by Tim Foster, Peter Ruthven Hall and Iain Mackintosh who also researched and wrote the publication.
Created by ABTT for the Prague 2011 Quadrennial of Scenography and Theatre Architecture.