The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons

The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons


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ISBN-13: 9780415270267
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/14/2001
Series: Contemporary Theatre Studies
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Dr Cecil Davies studied at University College, London, where he gained a First Class Honours degree in English Language and Literature. Exempted from military service on grounds of conscience, he spent the years 1941-48 as a professional actor, stage manager, designer and director in the Adelphi Players, as well as in the Colchester Repertory Theatre. For many years a Director of the Century Theatre in Bolton, and the author of several plays, Dr Davies has been Senior Staff Tutor in Literature in the Extra-Mural Department of the University of Manchester.
Dr Peter Billingham is Principal Lecturer in Drama at Bath Spa University College, Bath, UK. A researcher and awar-winning dramatist, he is the author of Theatres of Conscience - companion volume to The Adelphi Players - to be published in the Routledge Harwood Contemporary Theatre Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Editor's Acknowledgements
Author's Acknowledgement
List of Plates
Intorduction by Peter Billingham
1. A Democratic Organism
2. The Plays
3. The Acting
4. The Visual Elements and Production
5. Public Relations and the Persons of the Theatre
Editor's Notes
Appendix A. A Complete List of Plays in Repertoire 1941-1951.
Appendix B. Music Composed by Phoebe Waterfield for the Adelphi Players' Production of The Tree Maries

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