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Book launch: The New Theatre, edited by Lisa Milner


Event Date: 9 November 2022
Author / Presenters: Speakers: Lisa Milner, Cathy Brigden; Singer: Bruce Watson; Yarns from the New Theatre with Margret Roadknight and others

The book will be available at the launch at a discount price of $35 (RRP $40).
The event is hybrid - in person and online. It is free but you must register.

In person registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/book-launch-the-new-theatre-edited-by-li...
Online registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/book-launch-the-new-theatre-edited-by-li...

For the first time, this unique collection of essays brings the stories of New Theatre branches around Australia, filling a vital space in Australian cultural history. Radical left-wing theatre history tales, told by theatre practitioners, historians, academics and political ratbags, reveal a rich vein of Australia’s hidden cultural heritage. New Theatre advocated for freedom and democracy, aiming to activate audiences politically, and create authentic, non-commercial Australian drama by telling the hidden stories about the real lives of working-class people.

"The New Theatre played an important role in the struggle to provide socially engaged theatre and to legitimise radical thought, satire and dissent on the Australian stage. This comprehensive analysis covers the colourful ways they brought theatre to working-class audiences, the important role of women and the methods employed by government, ASIO and others to suppress dissent. After 90 frequently controversial years, it seems that New Theatre is respectable at last!"

Rosean McNamara, President Sydney New Theatre

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