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Author Meyrick, Julian.

Title See how it runs : Nimrod and the new wave / Julian Meyrick
Published Sydney : Currency Press, 2002


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 MELB  792.099441 Mey/Shi  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "When it burst onto the Sydney theatre scene in 1970, Nimrod was the place to be. As author Julian Meyrick observes, it had elan, pace and style. Its language was blue (on and off stage), its personnel young and good-looking and it vibrated colour and energy. It was upbeat. It was hot. For the rest of the decade, Nimrod continued to shine. It moved to a bigger theatre in 1974 and its output, its structure and even its funding seemed set to grow forever. The company oozed success. By 1980, though, things had changed. Two of the three working directors most identified with the theatre had left. The push for further growth faltered. Nimrod began to lose its chic and struggled financially. In 1987 it folded. This book tells the story of Nimrod from its genesis as a small company full of ideas and energy to its third bankruptcy in 1985 and the departure of its longest-serving director John Bell. In exploring how Nimrod became Sydney's hippest theatre company and why it then collapsed, See How It Runs has fascinating implications for contemporary Australian theatre" -- BOOK JACKET
Analysis Theatre (New South Wales)
Nimrod Theatre Company History
Theater History 20th century New South Wales Sydney
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [296]-300
Subject Nimrod Theatre Company.
Nimrod Theatre Company -- History.
Theater -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century
Theater -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History
Theater -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 20th century.
Theater -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2002491290
ISBN 0868196517 :