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Twentieth-Century British Theatre : Industry, Art and Empire.

Author: Claire Cochrane
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Cochrane explores where, why and how theatre took place across the British Isles during the twentieth century.
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Cochrane, Claire.
Twentieth-Century British Theatre : Industry, Art and Empire.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Cochrane
ISBN: 9781139158718 1139158716 9781139160766 1139160761 9781139023153 1139023152 9781139155175 1283342103 9781283342100 1139155172 9781139156950 1139156950
OCLC Number: 763159180
Notes: Wales and northern ireland: different landscapes, different needs.
Description: 1 online resource (366 pages)
Contents: Cover; Twentieth-Century British Theatre; Title; Copyright; For Henry, Jacob, Zephram, Lucas and Karuna altogether with my love; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; AN UNSELFCONSCIOUS PROVINCIALISM; A CONTRAPUNTAL READING; THE LEGITIMATE THEATRE; THE ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE; ENCOUNTERING THE POPULAR: PRIORITIES AND PREJUDICE; THE IMPACT OF THE MASS MEDIA; THE PAST AND PERIODISATION; SPATIAL RELATIONS AND THE LANDSCAPE OF THEATRE; Chapter 1 The topography of theatre in 1900; THE EXPANSION OF BUILDING-BASED THEATRE; A BUOYANT INDUSTRY; THE FORMATION OF EMPIRE; THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRIALISATION. THE ROYAL PRESENCETHE DISTRIBUTION OF INFLUENCE; THE RAILWAYS AND NATIONAL SPACE; NATIONAL FAITH AND POPULAR THEATRES; IRELAND AND CONSTRUCTIVE UNIONISM; DIVERSE AUDIENCES; IMPERIAL THEATRES; IMPERIAL DISJUNCTIONS; Chapter 2 Structures of management; ECONOMIC CHANGE AND INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE; NEW MODELS OF MANAGEMENT; THE OWNERSHIP OF THEATRE; METROPOLITAN MANAGEMENT AND THE EXEMPLARY THEATRE; WEALTHY MEN AND WEALTHY WOMEN; REGIONAL OWNERSHIP; THE NEW GENERATION; THE MODEL BUSINESS MAN; THE RISE OF THE CORPORATE ECONOMY; EVANGELISTS OF CHANGE; HONESTLY COMMERCIAL LINES. INDUSTRIAL DECLINE AND CHANGECOMMERCE AND CO-OPERATION; REPERTORY AND RESILIENCE; AN ENGLISH SYSTEM; SHIFTING THE AXIS; Chapter 3 The profession of acting; PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION; ENTERING THE PROFESSION; CHANGING SOCIAL ORIGINS; THE ENGLISH IMPERATIVE; VARSITY MEN; THE REPERTORY ACTOR; NEW MEDIA, NEW OPPORTUNITIES; RADIO VOICES; RADIO AND THE METROPOLITAN ACTOR; NEW INFLUENCES; SPREADING THE WORD; THE QUESTION OF COLOUR; Chapter 4 The amateur phenomenon; BRITISH DRAMA LEAGUE; PROFESSIONAL/AMATEUR: BINARY AND OPPOSITION; ORIGINS; DIVERSITY AND ALIGNMENT; THE WELSH EXPERIENCE. A DIVIDED SOCIETYTHE LITTLE THEATRE MOVEMENT; THE SOCIALIST THEATRE; Chapter 5 The topography of theatre in 1950; EQUAL RELATIONS; POSITIVE SYMBOLS; A BRITISH PROJECT; BRICKS AND MORTAR; COMPETING PATTERNS; MAPPING THE SPACE; OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL; PATTERNS OF TOURING; DISTAFF PLAYS; THE LIMITS OF ASSOCIATION; REPERTORY; Chapter 6 The business of theatre; COMPANY/COMPANY; ALTERNATIVE INDEPENDENCE; BOARDS OF MANAGEMENT; BUILDINGS; THE SPREAD OF BUILDINGS; THE BATTLE FOR BUILDINGS; BUILDING FOR TROUBLE; COMMERCIAL ALLIANCES, CORPORATE INTERESTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY; RESCUING THE COMMERCIAL. THE RETREAT FROM MODERNISMQUESTIONS OF COMMODIFICATION; SUBSIDY AND CONSUMER CULTURE; ACTORS AND THEIR PROSPECTS; STABILITY AND THE REGIONS; Chapter 7 The changing demographic of performance; EDUCATION, TRAINING AND 'NEW' ACTORS; TELEVISION AND THE POPULAR ACTOR; BORDER CROSSINGS; AGENTS OF CHANGE; A KIND OF FLOWERING; BREAKING DOWN DOORS; IMAGINED REALITIES; MAKING A HISTORY; RUBBING OUT THE COLOUR; STAKING A CLAIM; Chapter 8 The topography of theatre in 2000; BUILDINGS AGAIN; THE REGIONAL LANDSCAPE; SCOTLAND: AN INDEPENDENT PROVISION.
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