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Cultural Challenge: The Creation of a ‘Fringe’ 1947–1955

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores the growing tensions over ‘culture’ in post-war Britain, as played out in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Festival Society articulated a carefully constructed conception of culture, ... More


The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Angela Bartie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Edinburgh Festival – and the Fringe that it inspired – has been the hub for numerous ‘culture wars ’ since its inception in 1947. This book is the first major study of the origins and development ... More


The Cultural Resort of Europe: The Creation of the Festival, c. 1944–1947

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter covers the origins of the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama, placing it firmly within the cultural and social context of the immediate post-war society. It considers ... More


Introduction

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the inaugural Edinburgh Festival of 1947 and sets the scene of the post-war world in which it took place. The Festival City is conceptualized as ... More


Introduction

Bob Franklin

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The origins and development of the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture and the Edinburgh International Television Festival are typically, and in some ways appropriately, regarded as inextricably ... More


Locating solo performance

Stephen Greer

in Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the late 1990s, the figure of the creative entrepreneur has played an increasingly significant role in the working life of performers and theatre-makers across the UK and Europe. Focusing on ... More


Reimagining Cardenio

Bernard Richards

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is an account by Bernard Richards of the writing of his acting version of Cardenio, which was put on at Queens’ College, Cambridge, various theatres in Devon, and the Edinburgh Festival ... More


1961–1968

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Brian Patten met Roger McGough and Adrian Henri in Liverpool in 1961. Michael Horovitz described the emergence of the Beatles around 1963 as somewhat related to the three men, whom he considered pop ... More


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