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BRITISH ART INFLUENCES 1920s-1950s
Transcript of BRITISH ART INFLUENCES 1920s-1950s
War Artists' Advisory Committee (WAAC)
Est. 1939 by Ministry
1934: 17.4 million admissions per week
1939: 19 million admissions per week.
1940s: Spike in cinema attendance due to World War II.
1945: 30 million admissions per week.
1929: First Movies With Sound
Rise of British film critics
in 1930s - 1940s
Major Musicals & Operas of 1930s-1940s
-Crest of the Wave
Venues Importing More And More Musicals For Wartime Morale
MUSICALS VS. OPERAS
RISE OF CINEMA
First major film society
in the Britain est. 1925
to depict war/life in
Britain and abroad
Documentary Film Movement (1930s; 1940s)
1940s: Highly Acclaimed Directors
Major Opera Houses:
-Peter Grimes (1948)
-Troilus and Cressida (1954)
Royal Opera House
Blackpool Opera House
Grand Opera House
Resurgence of British Opera in 1940s -