Actually, only one formal name: Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
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Sent: Wednesday, 19 September 2012 16:48
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Drury Lane Theatre
On Wed, 19 Sep 2012, Ted P Gemberling wrote:
> My understanding from Paul Frank's message is that both headings are
> corporate headings. Neither is for the building specifically.
"Buildings" are established as corporate bodies. The rest is semantics (i.e. is the theatre in which a play is presented a responsible body or just standing there?-- it doesn't matter).
> I doubt that it's necessary to worry about the change from Bridges
> Street to Drury Lane, because according to Wikipedia, that only has to
> do with where the entrance to the building was:
The point is that this particular theatre has had 4 different iterations (corporate or structural) and two different *formal* names, and "Drury Lane Theatre" may not be one of them.
Paul F. wrote: "The AACR2 heading Drury Lane Theatre (n 50043073) was set up according to subject policy rules, with a 410 for an earlier name Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, since earlier names of Group Two entities are treated as UF's, and not established as separate headings."
In fact, "Theatre Royal, Drury Lane" is apparently the present name of the theatre, not an earlier name. "Drury Lane Theatre" seems to be a "popular" form of the name. The Theatre itself uses several variants but pictures "Theatre Royal, Drury Lane" on its marquee.
So, for entertainment value (cataloging can be fun!) I have e-mailed the Theatre. Will get back.
John G. Marr
Univ. of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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