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A history of the British Theatre Association and Library

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A history of the British Theatre Association and Library, from its foundation, as the British Drama League, in 1919 to its closure in 1990. The organisation's principal activities are outlined and the establishment and development of the Library described. Also discussed are the peak years of B.D.L.'s popularity in the 1940s and the years of decline from the 1950s onwards including an in-depth examination of the Association's last decade focusing on its continued financial difficulties and final unsuccessful struggle for survival.



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A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Master of Arts degree of the Loughborough University of Technology


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