British theatre companies: from fringe to mainstream [three book series]

Bull, John and Saunders, Graham, eds. (2016) British theatre companies: from fringe to mainstream [three book series]. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781408175439, 9781408175484, 9781408177273

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This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to the present. Each volume provides a survey of the political and cultural context; an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of six of the major companies drawing on the Arts Council Archives to trace the impact of funding on the work produced. 19651979, covers the period often accepted as the golden age of British Fringe companies, looking at the birth of companies concerned with touring their work to an ever-expanding circuit of alternative performance venues. Leading academics provide case studies of six of the most important companies, including: * CAST, by Bill McDonnell (University of Sheffield, UK) * The People Show, by Grant Tyler Peterson (Brunel University London, UK) * Portable Theatre, by Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) * Pip Simmons Theatre Group, by Kate Dorney (The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK) * Welfare State International, by Gillian Whitely (Loughborough University, UK) * 7:84 Theatre Companies, by David Pattie (University of Chester, UK).

Keywords:British theatre, Alternative theatre, Fringe theatre, The 1960s, The 1970s, The 1980s, The 1990s, The 2000s
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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ID Code:25816
Deposited On:01 Feb 2017 18:18

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