by Cheryl Theadgold
In the Name of Theatre: the history, culture and voices of amateur theatre in Victoria
Part One: The history of amateur theatre in Victoria, condensed from an award-winning PhD thesis by Cheryl Threadgold, commences in the 18th century in New South Wales and continues through to modern-day.
Live cultural performances presented by First Nations People for over sixty thousand years are respectfully acknowledged.
Part Two: The culture and voices of amateur theatre are shared in individual stories from 130 musical and non-musical amateur theatre companies currently operating in urban and regional Victoria. All 148 amateur theatre companies in Victoria at the time of publication are acknowledged in alphabetical order.
Known past amateur theatre companies in Victoria are listed to pay tribute to their existence, and research data collated from interviews with representatives from 70 theatre companies gives insight into the transformative benefits of amateur theatre, and perceived strengths, threats and weaknesses of companies.
All profits from the sales of this book will be donated to The Victorian Drama League and Music Theatre Guild of Victoria.
285mm x 210mm
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