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The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre

  • Helen Nicholson
  • Nadine Holdsworth
  • Jane Milling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 1-22
  3. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 23-65
  4. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 67-107
  5. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 109-155
  6. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 157-189
  7. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 191-235
  8. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 237-277
  9. Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling
    Pages 279-306
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 307-343

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first major study of amateur theatre, offering new perspectives on its place in the cultural and social life of communities. Historically informed, it traces how amateur theatre has impacted national repertoires, contributed to diverse creative economies, and responded to changing patterns of labour. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic research, it traces the importance of amateur theatre to crafting places and the ways in which it sustains the creativity of amateur theatre over a lifetime. It asks: how does amateur theatre-making contribute to the twenty-first century amateur turn?

Keywords

Amateur theatre Community theatre Creative economies Archival research Ethnographic research Applied drama Education and performance Performance and participation

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Nicholson
    • 1
  • Nadine Holdsworth
    • 2
  • Jane Milling
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Drama, Theatre and DanceRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamUK
  2. 2.School of Theatre and Performance StudiesUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.Department of DramaUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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