Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1. Claire Dobbin, Ron Brooks, Peter Pavey.
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1
Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1

Street Theatre: Drama Broadsheets No. 1

n.p. Cassell Australia, [ca. 1970-1971].

Illustrated cardstock box containing 7 broadsides, each measuring 10 x 15 inches (255 x 380 mm) when folded.

A portfolio of seven color broadsides, designed for teaching creative drama to secondary school students. Each broadside measures 30 x 40 inches (520 x 760 mm) when fully unfolded; the broadsides are meant for wall display in classrooms.

The first broadside offers a bit of a history lesson, linking contemporary street theatre with the Commedia dell'arte of 16th century Italy. The second sheet examines the social reasons for street theatre, in particular as an alternative to the mass media, here depicted as a very fat pig suckling people of all kinds; the third through fifth give exercises on the processes of street theatre; the last two offer motivation and ideas, with quotes from e.e. cummings, Lewis Carroll, Marshall McLuhan, Oscar Wilde, Archimedes, Lenin, and Paul Ehrlich (among others). Not surprisingly, the broadsides make reference to contemporary Australia, such as Vietnam war and environmental protests, which can be seen as a form of street theatre.

The broadsides are heavy on color graphics and are supplemented with an explanatory sheet that gives suggestions for further reading.

OCLC shows three institutional holdings in Australia: Deakin University, the National Library of Australia, and the State Library of New South Wales, and at the Universitatsbibliothek Wuppertal in Germany. No others in commerce.

A rare, unusual artifact of the countercultural revolution in Australia during the years of the Vietnam war.

CONDITION: The broadsides are all Fine and enclosed in an illustrated cardstock folding box with torn flap, soiling, and toning. Item #2508

Price: $400.00

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