Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 13/02/2014

The Shed


The Shed is …

The red wooden box structure, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins,next to the Temple of Drama,the Royal National Theatre,South Bank,London UK.

It's Huge ...

It’s Huge !!!

Ambisiously Soaring ...

Ambitiously Soaring

RNT - the Temple of Drama

RNT – the Temple of Drama

Impressively Towering

Impressively Towering

Caught with my tablet just before entering the NT to attend Eugene O’ Neill’s ‘ Strange Interlude ‘ ( Pulitzer Prize ) – American Culture in 1920s.A wonderful performance.

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The bright red wooden box,next to the  concrete box,the RNT,is entirely covered with rough-sawn timber board.It has four towering chimneys impressively rising up from its corners and it is placed on the Theatre Square at the front of the NT,beside the River Thames.

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Impressively Towering

Impressively Towering

It takes you by surprise when you first see it,but it’s a nice play between the permanent dull buildings and the temporary,modern innovative constructions painted with bright shining colours.It will give a 3rd auditorium to the NT while the Cottesloe/Dorfman theatre is being refurbished.It opened for a year,in April 2013.

Theatre goers can really feed their souls and enjoy most uplifting performances in the Temple of Drama,the Royal National Theatre.

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And, as per usual,I immediately drew a connection line and remembered the Shakespearean theatrical play  “Richard III ” with Kevin Spacey,directed by Sam Mendes at Epidaurus  Ancient Theatre …  on the 29 ,30 and 31 of July 2011  (Here are some pictures taken with my smart phone ).An unforgettable performance !!!  Oh those connection lines …. I so much enjoy drawing them …

Built Iin 340 B.C.

Built in 340 B.C.

Built in 340 B.C.

Built in 340 B.C.

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http://www.epidavros.gr/en/odimos/taytotita-tis-epidavroy/to-theatro-tis-epidavrou.html

Port of Ancient Epidaurous

Epidaurus marina

The striking Red Shed gave me a good chance to share this post with you,my WordPress friends.I was absolutely impressed when I saw it next to the Concrete Box .Both were so loftily standing by the River Thames and faithfully serving Drama …

PS : As I was standing just some metres away from the The Shed,it was impossible for me to capture the whole of it.Here is an article from the Guardian where you can see the full size :

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2013/apr/16/national-theatre-shed-south-bank

the Shakespearean theatrical play “Richard III”
the Shakespearean theatrical play “Richard III”
the Shakespearean theatrical play “Richard III”

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  1. Really nice comparison but red is my weakness !!!

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  2. Thank you for the tour of the Royal National Theatre. It’s such an innovative architecture. It must be an extraordinary experience for being in at Epidaurus Ancient Theatre. I really enjoyed the post, Doda!

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    • Pleasure dear friend Amy ! So glad you enjoyed my roaming over the indoor and outdoor theatres.What about The Shed ? Do you think it’s an eyesore or a modern splash next to the RNT and the Thames River ? Enjoy your weekend ✿ ✿ ✿

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  3. I like your connections, but the red shed I covet – that is, perhaps a very little one. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    • Thank you Tish ! When I first saw it,looked like an eyesore there,yet it’s interesting in a way;when I visit next summer it won’t be there and I might feel that something is missing …

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