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The Politics of Alternative Theatre in Britain, 1968–1990

The Politics of Alternative Theatre in Britain, 1968–1990
The Case of 7:84 (Scotland)

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

John McGrath
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  • Date Published: November 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521554565

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  • This is the first book to examine one of the most influential modern theater companies, 7:84 (Scotland), under the directorship of John McGrath. DiCenzo explores not only the development of this company but also the growth of popular theater in general within the past twenty years. DiCenzo also offers a new methodology for analyzing records and materials found in theater company archives. With valuable primary source material and informative production photographs and company posters, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of modern British theater and social history.

    • The book provides an in-depth study of a major modern theatre company
    • Contains informative production photographs
    • Written in an accessible style
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    "...a clearly written and very valuable introduction to a style of radical theatre which still has a lot to teach. ...Maria DiCenzo's welcome study may then be seen as an especially timely reminder of the power of theatre ti inject subversive vitality into the heart of the body politic." Baz Kershaw, Letters in Canada

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521554565
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Foreword John McGrath
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Methodology and Context:
    1. Introduction
    producing theatre histories
    2. Creating a context: alternative theatre in the seventies and eighties
    Part II. A Case Study of 7:84 (Scotland):
    3. Anatomy of a popular political theatre company
    4. Making socialist theatre: the theory
    5. From theory to practice: the plays
    Afterword
    Appendix:
    7:84 (Scotland) productions, 1973–1988
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Maria DiCenzo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario

    Contributors

    John McGrath

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