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Theatres of London Presentation by Olga V. Pashkevich School N 627 Answer the questions 1.Do you like the theatre? 2.What do you know about theatres in our country? 3.Are there many theatres in Saint Petersburg? 4.Are there any famous theatres in Saint Petersburg? 5.Do theatres differ from each other? 6.What do you know about theatres in London? VISITING THEATRES There many theatres in London. English people are theatre lovers. Now there are more than fifty theatres in the West End of London. There are some leading theatres in London. They are the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic Theatre and The National Theatre. Englishmen visit theatres on a birthday or an anniversary. Chess – musical Chess premiered in London's West End in 1986 and played for three years. A radicallyrewritten Broadway version opened in 1988 to poor reviews and closed in just eight weeks. It is occasionally produced by regional theatrical companies, sometimes merging elements from both versions. ChessBaltimore, a version that opened on March 19, 2004, is based on the Broadway version. The modern musical “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Webber attracts young people. Its unusual plot, characters and brilliant music impress the public very much. “Cats” the musical is based on the book by T.S. Elliot Old Possum’s book of practical cats. It is about life of cats that love and suffer like people. The most famous song is called ‘’Memory”. Listen to it, please. CATS “The Phantom of the Opera” • “The Phantom of the Opera” was written in 1986 by Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Evita”and Cats”,. • It has been successfully playing in London and New York since it opened many years ago. Practice 1 Write three forms of the regular and irregular verbs. live find be enter know leave have cover travel learn decide die make marry disappear understand do look rush love capture free Practice 2 Choose the appropriate verb from the exercise above to complete this story about the Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom of the Opera Part II The Phantom ……. in the basement of the Paris Opera House. People who……. the basement couldn't……. the way out. Who ……. he? A ghost, a living being, a monster? Only Christine……. that the Phantom……. an unhappy man who……. born so ugly that he……. to cover his face with a mask. He……. around the world and……. many things, he……. many fascinating stories and legends and he ……. a great singer. At last the Phantom……. on kidnapping (похищение) Christine and ……. her ……. him. When Christine ……. Raoul ……. who……. it: it ……. the Phantom. Raoul……. to the basement and……. by the Phantom. In the long run the Phantom……. that Christine……. love him. He……. Christine and Raoul. They ……. Paris forever and ……. alone in a quiet place. The Phantom……. in the basement of the Opera House alone and lonely. Homework - Write a composition on the topic “My favourite musical” either “My favourite performance” or “My favourite theatre”, or “Theatres of London”.