Oxford Playhouse: High and Low Drama in a University City

by Don Chapman

Published to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its present home in Beaumont Street, this book by a local critic traces the Playhouse’s history back to its earliest repertory roots in a production of Agamemnon in 1889 which led to the founding of the Oxford University Playhouse itself. It follows the often difficult relationship between theatre and University through the work of its many directors and performers to the theatre that delights audiences now.

Hardback; 368 pp,  56 ill., ISBN 978 0 902806 86 0

Co-published with University of Hertfordshire Press.

Published to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its present home, this book traces the Playhouse’s history from 1889, and follows the often difficult relationship between theatre and University

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