The London Stage Data Visualisations, 1660-1800
The London Stage is a key reference work documenting theatrical performances in eighteenth-century London. This information has been compiled from the playbills, newspapers and theatrical diaries of the period. Presented in this feature are some core visualisations of that data to illustrate this information for the period 1660-1800.
Using the radio buttons select and deselect theatres to view corresponding information; compare the number of performances per year at different theatres or focus on one theatre in particular. Hover over a point on the graph to view more information.
Using the radio buttons select what theatres about which you would like to view information; compare the number of active actors per year at different theatres or focus on one theatre in particular. Hover over a point on the graph to view more information.
Hover over a bar on the graph to show the number of works performed each decade in the eighteenth century.
Click on a bar in the graph below to perform a search for that performance within The London Stage database. Hover over a bar to show the number of performances of each work performed.