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The Glory of the Garden : English regional theatre and the Arts Council 1984-2009

Author: Kate Dorney; Ros Merkin
Publisher: Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2010.
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This volume examines concepts & contexts of 'regional' theatre in an age of globalisation & cosmopolitanism. It outlines the key debates & trends in the development of regional theatre since 1984 when public subsidy became a part of a package of 'plural funding' & examines regional theatre's role in the theatrical ecology.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Dorney; Ros Merkin
ISBN: 9781443819763 144381976X 9781443820592 1443820598
OCLC Number: 648093655
Description: vi, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kate Dorney and Ros Merkin --
From rep to regional : some reflections on the state of regional theatre in the 1980's / Anthony Jackson --
Guarding against the guardians : cultural democracy and ACGB/RAA relations in the Glory years, 1984-94 / Ian Brown --
The gang of forty : a response to The glory of the garden / Glen Walford --
Devolve and/or die : the vexed relationship between the centre and the regions : 1980-2006 / Ros Merkin --
Touring and the regional repertoire : cheek by jowl, complicité, kneehigh and eastern angles / Kate Dorney --
Opening up the garden : a comparison of strategies for developing intercultural access to theatre in Birmingham and Nottingham / Claire Cochrane --
I bet Nick Hytner doesn't have to do this : the role of the artistic director in the regions / Gwenda Hughes --
Salisbury playhouse : anatomy of a theatre in crisis / Olivia Turnbull --
Strange bedfellows : making a commercial success of a subsidised theatre / Ros Merkin --
Enjoying and achieving : the future of participation in building-based theatre / James Blackman --
What's possible and who cares : the future of regional theatre / Kate Dorney --
Appendix. Revenue funding to ERPT 1984/85 ; Revenue funding to ERPTS 2008-09 ; Arts council spending in the regions 1984-1988 ; Summary of subsidy per head by region 1999-2000 ; Ministers and arts council executive 1984-2010 ; Arts council drama advisory panels 1984-2002.
Responsibility: editors, Kate Dorney and Ros Merkin.

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