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Author Beck, Deborah, 1954-

Title Set in stone : the Cell Block Theatre / Deborah Beck
Published Sydney : UNSW Press, 2011


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 MELB  720.99441 Bec/Sis  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 234 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, plans, portraits, ; 27 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Chronological list of building and renovations / Peter Sculthorpe -- 2.Events in the Cell BlockTheatre, 1955-2010 / Peter Sculthorpe
Summary "Set in stone is the fascinating story of how a derelict wing of Darlinghurst Gaol became the Cell Block Theatre, the hub of Australia's avant-garde music, theatre and dance scene in the 1960s and '70s. Once home to Sydney's most notorious female criminals, this extraordinary venue became a place of creative freedom and ingenuity, and saw early performances from artists such as John Bell, Yvonne Kenny, Peter Sculthorpe, David Malouf, Jim Sharman and Nick Cave. ... Set in stone is the first book to explore this iconic cultural site and ground-breaking works that emerged from its rough sandstone walls."--Back cover
Notes Ill. on end papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-228) and index
Subject Cell Block Theatre -- History
Darlinghurst Gaol -- History.
National Art School (Australia) -- History.
Entertainers -- Australia -- Darlinghurst (N.S.W.) -- History
Entertainers -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History.
Entertainers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Darlinghurst -- History
Historic buildings -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Darlinghurst -- History
Theaters -- Australia -- Darlinghurst (N.S.W.) -- History
Theaters -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History.
Theaters -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Darlinghurst -- History
Darlinghurst (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History.
ISBN 9781742232614 (paperback)
Other Titles Cell Block Theatre