This is a tense moment in the Canterbury Repertory Society's production of John Galsworthy's The skin game, around 1939. The society was formed in 1928, mainly by students of Professor James Shelley's drama courses. Shelley also adapted a rented hall to become the best-equipped small theatre in the country at that time. It later became the Repertory Theatre, the permanent home of Canterbury Repertory, which continued producing vibrant theatre into the 21st century.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
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