Elizabeth Whitworth Scott (1898-1972): The Architect of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

  • Sarah Howard

Student thesis: Masters ThesisMPhil


Elizabeth Whitworth Scott (1898-1972) became one of the Architectural Association’s pioneering female students in the twenties when she won the competition for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1932. Any published record of Scott’s achievement starts and ends as being the architect of the theatre so, more than simply documenting her life and work, I attempt to assess the impact her gender had on her career; and by placing her in a social and professional context, I will locate her within the broader context of modernism in twenties and thirties Britain. My research in this thesis will seek to discover why Whitworth Scott’s career lapsed into relative obscurity having been the winner of such a highly prestigious architectural competition.
Date of Award1 Aug 2009
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorFlora Samuel (Supervisor) & Mark Wilson Jones (Supervisor)

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