Theatre in Britain during the Second World War

Heinrich, A. (2010) Theatre in Britain during the Second World War. New Theatre Quarterly, 26(1), pp. 61-70. (doi:10.1017/S0266464X10000060)

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Abstract

This article argues for a renewed interest and critical investigation into theatre in Britain during the Second World War – an area which has been neglected by research despite the radical changes in the cultural landscape the war instigated. Concentrating on CEMA (the Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts) and the introduction of subsidies the article discusses and evaluates the importance and effects of state intervention in the arts. Its particular focus concerns the demands put on theatre and its role in society in terms of propaganda, nation- building and educa

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heinrich, Dr Anselm
Authors: Heinrich, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:New Theatre Quarterly
ISSN:0266-464X
ISSN (Online):1474-0613
Published Online:05 February 2010

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