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The Arts Society - South Downs

Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017 10:30am
Fittleworth Village Hall, School Lane, RH20 1JB
£5 for non members, free for members
On 1 November our lecture will be on Theatrical Personalities of the 20th Century by Frances Hughes: Evans, Gielgud, Richardson, Olivier and Ashcroft. In the two decades before the Great War of 1914-18 a group of children were born who, arguably, became the greatest generation of actors the United Kingdom has ever seen. Using paintings by artists such as Sickert and photographic images from the cameras of Beaton and Snowdon amongst others, we shall trace their careers and their influence on the major actors of today including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale. The torch is handed on and they have all proved that theatre is a fine art.