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The Edinburgh festivals : culture and society in postwar Britain

Author: Angela Bartie
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Edinburgh Festival is the world's largest arts festival. It has also been the site of numerous 'culture wars' since it began in 1947. Key debates that took place across the western world about the place of culture in society, the practice and significance of the arts, censorship, the role of organised religion, and meanings of morality were all reflected in contest over culture in the Festival City. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Bartie
ISBN: 9780748670314 0748670319
OCLC Number: 1097144485
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 258 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: Introduction --
The cultural resort of Europe: the creation of the Festival, c. 1944-1947 --
Cultural challenge: the creation of a 'fringe', 1947-1955 --
Convergence of cultures: new developments in the arts, 1956-1962 --
Culture and (im)morality: the year of the happening, 1963 --
Cultural explosion: the arts and moral conflict in Edinburgh in the high sixties, 1964-1967 --
Cultural crisis? Protest and reaction, 1968-1970 --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1. List of Lord Provosts/Edinburgh Festival Society chairs and festival artistic directors, 1947-1970 --
Appendix 2. Short biographies of oral history interviewees. Introduction --
The cultural resort of Europe: the creation of the festival, c. 1944-1947 --
Cultural challenge: the creation of 'fringe', 1947-1955 --
Convergence of cultures: new developments in the arts, 1956-1962 --
Culture and (im)morality: the year of the happening, 1963 --
Cultural explosion: the arts and moral conflict in Edinburgh in the high sixties, 1964-1967 --
Cultural crisis? Protest and reaction, 1968-1970 --
Conclusion --
Appendices: 1. List of lord provosts/ Edinburgh festival society chairs and festival artistic directors, 1947-1970 --
2. Short biographies of oral history interviewees sources and select bibliography.
Responsibility: Angela Bartie.

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Deals with post-war culture and society and the Edinburgh Festivals. This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts  Read more...

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