A Dramatic Appearance - New Zealand Theatre 1920 - 1970
Harcourt, Peter
New Zealand theatre is a concept easily recognised in the 1970s. For New Zealand playwrights though, the fifty years before 1970 were an uphill struggle, often in the face of audiences who thought 'real' plays came from abroad. How did it all happen? Who were the personalities? What were the turning points... the failures... the successes? This fascinating story - from Alan Mulgan's significant 'Three plays of New Zealand' to the spectacular success of Roger Hall's Glide Time - is told here for the first time. A wide audience will enjoy this absorbing book and will discover, perhaps with surprise, the strength and diversity of New Zealand dramatic art.
Second hand Hardback