Relief

St James's Theatre - 3 reliefs

St James's Theatre St James's Theatre - 3 reliefs
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The four bas-relief panels by Edward Bainbridge Copnall depict the heads of Gilbert Miller, George Alexander, Oscar Wilde and the Oliviers, each supported on either side by appropriate figures.
The Oliviers are easy to identify - see the "Olivier relief" memorial. Our prejudices lead us to identify the other three heads as follows, top to bottom: Alexander (handsome), Wilde (surrounded by books) and Miller (uhm), but we are not certain.

Site: St James's Theatre (3 memorials)

SW1, King Street, 23-24

The passageway between the pub and the modern building houses the SWET plaque and the Olivier relief. The other 3 reliefs are at the far end of the passageway.

We believe the reliefs used to adorn the balconies of the first building to replace the theatre, now demolished.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St James's Theatre - 3 reliefs

Subjects commemorated i

Sir George Alexander

Actor-manager. Ran the St James's Theatre from about 1891 until his death in ...

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Gilbert Miller

American impresario. Owned the St James's Theatre from 1943 to its demise in...

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Oscar Wilde

Born in Dublin as Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde. 'Importance of Being E...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
St James's Theatre - 3 reliefs

Created by i

Edward Bainbridge Copnall

Other work in London includes the Light and Sound reliefs on the Vue cinema i...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St James's Theatre - 3 reliefs

Also at this site i

St James's Theatre - Olivier relief

St James's Theatre - Olivier relief

We choose this as our featured memorial in March 2007 since this year sees th...

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St James's Theatre - SWET

St James's Theatre - SWET

Theatreland - heart of the performing arts in London. St James's Theatre O...

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