Friday, 5 October 2012

OXFORD - SHELDONIAN THEATRE

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The building designed by Christopher Wren himself for University of Oxford.This half circular in plan building is used for music concerts , lectures and graduation and degree ceremonies.

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Wide span of a D- shaped building was difficult to cover with a standard type of roof with timber rafters so the architect used for the first time the construction simillar to this of a timber truss today.

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It is comonly known fact that designing the theatre Wren was inspired by the U-shaped Theatre of Marcellus in Rome and widely used neo-renaissance ( English Palladian style ) and genrally classical style subsequently influenced the architecture of other Oxford buildings.

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The building is located next to the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera.

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2 comments:

  1. I love the Sheldonian Theatre. And the Bodleian Library. You could not have selected two more impressive buildings anywhere.

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  2. Un très beau théâtre... merci pour ces magnifiques photos.
    Gros bisous

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