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Canterbury Repertory Society, around 1939

Canterbury Repertory Society, around 1939

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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Laurie Atkinson, 'Actors and acting - Amateur acting, 1920s to 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Laurie Atkinson, published 22 Oct 2014