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Just who does he think he is? : a theatrical life

Author: George Webby
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Steele Roberts, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"In this insightful and irreverent record of a career as colourful as any of the pieces he has directed, George Webby reflects on a lifetime of high-energy involvement in all aspects of theatre. ... It vividly traverses his teaching experiences in schools, at teachers college, and finally his 16 years as head of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. From his intial amateur forays to directing ground-breaking shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: George Webby; George Webby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Webby
ISBN: 9781877338823 1877338826
OCLC Number: 124504180
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Vincent O'Sullivan --
1. Child's play --
2. "I knew a phoenix in my youth" --
3. Learning how not to teach --
4. It's not a wage, it's a salary --
5. Wellington and I get married --
6. Teaching and acting: it's all theatre --
7. Three years trial separation in Thames --
8. 1953-64: wonderfully muddled years --
9. Teachers college and where it took me --
10. America, here I come: the transition stage --
11. Decimal currency and ten o'clock closing --
12. The job of my life --
13. I philosophise about buildings --
14. The States, the long way around --
15. "Weaving old England's winding sheet" --
16. The waiting's over, the Fulbright starts --
17. 1981 was that year ... --
18. Fire! Fire! Everyone out! --
19. "Retire me to my Milan" --
20. The small town beckons.
Responsibility: George Webby.

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"In this insightful and irreverent record of a career as colourful as any of the pieces he has directed, George Webby reflects on a lifetime of high-energy involvement in all aspects of theatre. ... It vividly traverses his teaching experiences in schools, at teachers college, and finally his 16 years as head of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. From his intial amateur forays to directing ground-breaking shows at Unity and Downstage, interspersed with seminal experiences as a drama educator here and abroad, George's story is peppered with provocative reflections on the theatre world - and, of course, entertaining anecdotes and revelations."--Back cover.

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