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British Theatre Companies: 1965-1979 : CAST, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre
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Each volume in this series provides a survey of the political and cultural context, an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of some of the major companies.
Volume One 1965-1979, covers the period often accepted as the 'golden age' of British Fringe companies, looking at the birth of companies concerned with touring their work to an ever-expanding circuit of 'alternative' performance venues.
Leading academics provide case studies of the most important companies, including:
* 7:84, by David Pattie (University of Chester)* Welfare State International, by Gillian Whitely (Loughborough University)* CAST, by Bill McDonnell (University of Sheffield)* Portable Theatre Company, by Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London)* The People Show, by Grant Tyler Peterson* The Pip Simmons Theatre Group, by Kate Dorney (The Victoria and Albert Museum)