Unfinished Histories: recording the history of alternative theatre

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      GB ah100 unfinishedhistories
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1960 - 1990
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Scope and Content

Gives details of archives on alternative theatre in the UK, and where they are held. Also includes information on oral histories.

Records the history of Alternative Theatre in the 1960s, 70s and 80s through interviews and the collecting of archive material.

Some of the companies represented are among some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women's, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain.

Work ranges from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire, championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre.


This is a description of an online resource . Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

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Access this resource online: https://www.unfinishedhistories.com/