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Bringing down the house [electronic resource] : the crisis in Britain's regional theatres / Olivia Turnbull.

By: Turnbull, Olivia.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2008Description: 1 online resource (237 p.).ISBN: 9781841502663 (electronic bk.); 1841502669 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Theater -- Political aspects -- Great Britain | PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & CriticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bringing down the house.DDC classification: 792.094109049 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Front Matter; Preliminary Pages; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: The Build-up; Chapter 1 The Unsteady Foundations and the Post-war Cultural Unsettlement; Chapter 2 Plural Funding, Multiple Problems; Part Two: The Crisis; Chapter 3 Thatcher Gets Down to Business; Chapter 4 Major Dramas; Part Three: Casualties and Survivors; Chapter 5 Salisbury Playhouse; Chapter 6 Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead; Chapter 7 Redgrave Theatre, Farnham; Chapter 8 Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; Chapter 9 Merseyside Everyman Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse; Chapter 10 Harrogate Theatre
Summary: Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britain?s regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain?s theatre industry by revealing problems that extend beyond the Conservative government?s scant regard for the arts, right back to the Second World War. By probing the history of regional theatres from the introduction of state funding, Turnbull uneart.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-228) and index.

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Front Matter; Preliminary Pages; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: The Build-up; Chapter 1 The Unsteady Foundations and the Post-war Cultural Unsettlement; Chapter 2 Plural Funding, Multiple Problems; Part Two: The Crisis; Chapter 3 Thatcher Gets Down to Business; Chapter 4 Major Dramas; Part Three: Casualties and Survivors; Chapter 5 Salisbury Playhouse; Chapter 6 Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead; Chapter 7 Redgrave Theatre, Farnham; Chapter 8 Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; Chapter 9 Merseyside Everyman Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse; Chapter 10 Harrogate Theatre

Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britain?s regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain?s theatre industry by revealing problems that extend beyond the Conservative government?s scant regard for the arts, right back to the Second World War. By probing the history of regional theatres from the introduction of state funding, Turnbull uneart.

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