Downstage Upfront: The First 40 Years of New Zealand's Longest-running Professional Theatre

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Victoria University Press, 2004 - Drama - 512 pages
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In its first 40 years, from conception to maturity, through stages of growth both painful and pleasurable, Downstage - New Zealand's first and longest running regional professional theatre company - has lived an extraordinary life. This large and lavishly illustrated 'biography' is published to celebrate Downstage's birthday. It covers all the drama and larger-than-life personalities that have characterised Downstage's life, and the many great productions such as Colin McColl's internationally acclaimed relocation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler to Karori. A major contribution to New Zealand's cultural history.
 

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\John Smythe is a theater critic and historian.

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