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A Public Nuisance

A History of the Mummers Troupe

By Chris Brookes
Categories: Cultural Studies, History, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies, Folklore
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 36
Paperback : 9780919666597, 264 pages, December 1987

Description

This critical and irreverent history of the Mummers Troupe demands the attention of theatre enthusiasts everywhere. With wit and polemic, Brookes, the Troupe's director who has experience with 'activist' theatre in Cuba, Central America and the United States, delivers a broadside to establishment views of theatre while arguing for its political role.

Crammed with photographs, excerpts from plays, songs, and one-liners, A Public Nuisance will inform, entertain and provoke casual readers, drama students, theatre historians, and politicians alike.

Reviews

". ..an immensely lively testament to a remarkable experiment, and a valuable reflection, honest to a fault, on the contradictions of a political theatre that could never get its internal politics straight. "

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