The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre. / Nicholson, Helen; Holdsworth, Nadine; Milling, Jane.

London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 343 p.

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The first major study of amateur theatre, this book offers new perspectives on its place in the cultural and social life of communities. Historically informed, it traces how amateur theatre has informed 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 its sustains the creativity of amateur theatre over a life-time. It makes the case for amateur theatre-making contributions to the twenty-first century amateur turn.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages343
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-50810-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-50809-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
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