Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1940s
A CHARMING original vintage poster from the 1940s showing the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (now the Royal Shakespeare Theatre) on the bank of the River Avon in the town where the playwright was born.
Size 76cm x 51cm
Condition Very good. If you would like to know more please get in touch.
Background The first Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened on this site in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1879. The building seen in the poster replaced it in 1932. Designed by Elizabeth Scott, it was the first important public building in Britain created by a woman architect. It became the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 1961. The poster is undated, but the Travel Association of the United Kingdom operated under that name between 1945 and 1950.
Photographer John H. Bird
Printer Harrison and Sons Ltd.
Publisher The Travel Association of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.