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Esperanto conference Cambridge 1907

New Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal, St Andrews Street

History of The New Theatre, St Andrew's Street

Information about The New Theatre can be found:

http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/CambridgeTheatres.htm

In 1907 it was the venue for the Esperanto Congress which opened on the 12th August.

1907 Esperanto Congress

It was reported in the Cambridge Independent Press (16/8/1907) that the Congress had previously met in Boulogne and Geneva. They were addressed by Dr Zamenhof for 40 minutes in Esperanto.

17/8/1907: Esperanto Congress held in Cambridge, Market Hill bedecked with flags. All other events in Cambridge have been dwarfed in comparison with the third International Esperanto Congress which has brought money into the town when trade was at its lowest ebb. It was hoped the University might have bestowed an honorary degree upon Dr Zamenhof, the Warsaw genius, but apart from a formal reception at the Fitzwilliam Museum it has generally stood aloof from the movement. (Cam.News)

12/8/1907: Esperanto has seized Cambridge like a raging fever. Genuine and spurious Esperanto fills the air as the autolycus of the gutter shouts unintelligent jargon to a street comrade and calls it Esperanto. But when a picturesque figure from the Swiss Canton appeared in the street the impudence of the street Arab was silenced. He was impressed by the tight green breeches and head capped by genuine Alpine hat. A Turk and Indians in national costume add considerably to the effect of this new kind of circus. (Cam.News)

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1921:

New Theatre 1921 The Ruined Lady

New Theatre 1921 The Ruined Lady

New Theatre 1921 French Leave

New Theatre 1921 French Leave

New Theatre 1921 The Wandering Jew

New Theatre 1921 The Wandering Jew

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1922:

New Theatre 1922 The Luck of the Navy

New Theatre 1922 The Luck of the Navy

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1928:

New Theatre 1928 Plunder by Ben Travers

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1930

New Theatre 1930 Almost a Honeymoon

New Theatre 1930

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1933

New theatre 1933 That’s a Good Girl

New Theatre 1933 That’s a Good Girl

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