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The Academy Festival Theatre Company : from debut to demise

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dc.contributor.advisor Gallagher, Kent G. en_US Hettich, Paul Joseph en_US 2016-02-12T17:00:42Z 2016-02-12T17:00:42Z 1992
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf [69]) en_US
dc.description.abstract Of all the arts in America, the theatre has perhaps the largest number of participant organizations. There are some fifteen thousand non-professional and educational theatres in the United States. The present study attempts to investigate the brief history of one of those, the Academy Festival Theatre Company. Considered are data from numerous newspaper articles and reviews, as well as letters and memos written between Barat College of Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Academy Festival Theatre Company, all concerning financial and management issues. Selected letters from patrons bear upon certain Academy Festival Theatre productions. Results from this study demonstrated that there was not one problem which caused the Academy Festival Theatre's closing, but rather many individual issues, each of which contributed in its own way to the demise of the Academy Theatre. The administrative and management weaknesses of the three producers were foremost. The wide variety of plays offered by the Academy, resulting in an unfocused appeal to subscribers, was next in significance. en_US
dc.format.extent iii, [69] pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academy Festival Theatre Company--History en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Theater--Illinois--History--20th century en_US
dc.title The Academy Festival Theatre Company : from debut to demise en_US
dc.type.genre Dissertation/Thesis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Theatre Arts en_US M.A. (Master of Arts) en_US

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