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'''Philip Margetts''' was born in England on February 10, 1827. At the age of eighteen he became an engineer on a fast passenger train.  In 1850 completed his journey to the United States, securing a job in St. Louis with Thomas Bakeman, captain of a train leaving for Salt Lake.
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'''Philip Margetts''' was born in Kineton England on February 10, 1829, and is considered one of Utah's most important members of the theatrical community from 1850 until his death in September of 1914. When he was 12, Philip and his family met Mormon missionaries and were baptized. At the age of eighteen he became an engineer on a fast passenger train.  In 1850 completed his journey to the United States, securing a job in St. Louis with Thomas Bakeman, captain of a train leaving for Salt Lake.
  
[[Image:p_margetts.jpg|left|frame|Philip Margetts]]On November 5, 1850, shortly after his arrival in Salt Lake City, he married Elizabeth Bakeman, daughter of the train captain.  The couple had fourteen children: Philip Henry; Elizabeth M. Rudd; Parthenia M. Mulhall; Vilate, who died in infancy; George Bateman; Frederick Bateman; Julia Ann, who also died as an infant; Charles Pauncefort; David; Lottie, who died as an infant; Nellie, who died just before her fourth birthday; Minnie Isabelle Ross; Albert Edward; and Richard Bishop, who died at the age of eleven.
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[[Image:p_margetts.jpg|left|frame|Philip Margetts]]A month before his 21st birthday, Philip sailed for New Orleans and joined an ox train of Mormons at St Louis along with his mother, two brothers, and sister .  On November 5, 1850, shortly after his arrival in Salt Lake City, he married Elizabeth Bakeman, daughter of the train captain.  The couple had fourteen children: Philip Henry; Elizabeth M. Rudd; Parthenia M. Mulhall; Vilate, who died in infancy; George Bateman; Frederick Bateman; Julia Ann, who also died as an infant; Charles Pauncefort; David; Lottie, who died as an infant; Nellie, who died just before her fourth birthday; Minnie Isabelle Ross; Albert Edward; and Richard Bishop, who died at the age of eleven.
  
Philip was a member of the cast of the first play presented in the Old Bowery in 1851.  He also organized the first stock company in Utah.  His success in organizing the Mechanics’ Dramatic Association so impressed President Young that he made immediate plans for the construction of the Salt Lake Theatre.  Philip became an outstanding figure in dramatics in Utah, performing leading roles in many plays, six nights a week for fifty years.
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Philip was a member of the cast of the first play presented in the Old Bowery, which was the first structure in Utah territory to be identified as a real theatre, in 1851.  His success in organizing the Mechanics’ Dramatic Association so impressed President Brigham Young that he made immediate plans for the construction of the Salt Lake Theatre.  Philip became an outstanding figure in dramatics in Utah, performing leading roles in many plays, six nights a week for fifty years.
  
Always a dedicated Church member, he fulfilled a mission to England in 1857 and 1858, returning when Johnson’s army marched to Utah.  His wife took part in a march three hundred miles south from Salt Lake with three young children.  He also was one of the seventy-two missionaries sent by President Brigham Young with handcarts to the east on a special mission.  
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Always a dedicated Church member, he fulfilled a mission to England in 1857 and 1858, returning when Johnson’s army marched to Utah.  His wife took part in a march three hundred miles south from Salt Lake with three young children.  He also was one of the seventy missionaries sent by President Young with handcarts to the Florence on a special mission.  
  
 
He remained alert in old age and justified his reputation for having the keenest memory in the theatrical world.  He died, revered and respected, on September 1, 1914.
 
He remained alert in old age and justified his reputation for having the keenest memory in the theatrical world.  He died, revered and respected, on September 1, 1914.
  
The Philip Margetts Arena Theatre was conceived in the [[Harris Fine Arts Center]] to give the director the flexibility of audience placement as well as actor placement.  The seating may be arranged in any part of the theatre and in any relationship to the acting area which the director may desire, thus allowing the director control of the audience-actor relationship.  Such delicate dramatic values are difficult to project over large distances to huge audiences.
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The Philip Margetts Arena Theatre was conceived in the [[Harris Fine Arts Center]] to give the director the flexibility of audience placement as well as actor placement.  The seating may be arranged in any part of the theatre and in any relationship to the acting area which the director may desire, thus allowing the director control of the audience-actor relationship.   
 
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The Margetts Arena Theatre is designed to bring actor and spectator into intimate proximity.  Here a breath, a glance, a murmur, have profundities which actors learn artfully to control, technicians learn to reinforce and audiences learn to perceive and appreciate.
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The theatre, 30 feet by 50 feet, seats 125 people (Special Program, 18).
 
The theatre, 30 feet by 50 feet, seats 125 people (Special Program, 18).

Revision as of 23:44, 12 November 2013

Philip Margetts was born in Kineton England on February 10, 1829, and is considered one of Utah's most important members of the theatrical community from 1850 until his death in September of 1914. When he was 12, Philip and his family met Mormon missionaries and were baptized. At the age of eighteen he became an engineer on a fast passenger train. In 1850 completed his journey to the United States, securing a job in St. Louis with Thomas Bakeman, captain of a train leaving for Salt Lake.

Philip Margetts
A month before his 21st birthday, Philip sailed for New Orleans and joined an ox train of Mormons at St Louis along with his mother, two brothers, and sister . On November 5, 1850, shortly after his arrival in Salt Lake City, he married Elizabeth Bakeman, daughter of the train captain. The couple had fourteen children: Philip Henry; Elizabeth M. Rudd; Parthenia M. Mulhall; Vilate, who died in infancy; George Bateman; Frederick Bateman; Julia Ann, who also died as an infant; Charles Pauncefort; David; Lottie, who died as an infant; Nellie, who died just before her fourth birthday; Minnie Isabelle Ross; Albert Edward; and Richard Bishop, who died at the age of eleven.

Philip was a member of the cast of the first play presented in the Old Bowery, which was the first structure in Utah territory to be identified as a real theatre, in 1851. His success in organizing the Mechanics’ Dramatic Association so impressed President Brigham Young that he made immediate plans for the construction of the Salt Lake Theatre. Philip became an outstanding figure in dramatics in Utah, performing leading roles in many plays, six nights a week for fifty years.

Always a dedicated Church member, he fulfilled a mission to England in 1857 and 1858, returning when Johnson’s army marched to Utah. His wife took part in a march three hundred miles south from Salt Lake with three young children. He also was one of the seventy missionaries sent by President Young with handcarts to the Florence on a special mission.

He remained alert in old age and justified his reputation for having the keenest memory in the theatrical world. He died, revered and respected, on September 1, 1914.

The Philip Margetts Arena Theatre was conceived in the Harris Fine Arts Center to give the director the flexibility of audience placement as well as actor placement. The seating may be arranged in any part of the theatre and in any relationship to the acting area which the director may desire, thus allowing the director control of the audience-actor relationship.

The theatre, 30 feet by 50 feet, seats 125 people (Special Program, 18).

References

  • Special Program for Naming of Areas, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. Tuesday, November 23, 1965 at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602.
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