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Thread #6592 Message #2408391
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Aug-08 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Seeger genealogy
Subject: RE: Seeger genealogy
"Was the Theatre Workshop related to the Unity Theatre or were they separate entities"
Totally separate; Unity came into being around 1936, developing from an earlier amateur group called Rebel Players; Theatre Workshop didn't arrive on the scene till 1945.
There's an excellent and very readable book entitled 'The Story of Unity Theatre' by Colin Chambers (pub. Lawrence and Wishart 1989). My paperback copy has a marvelous photograph on the cover of a production of the play 'Plant in The Sun' (1938); the cast included Paul Robeson and Alfie Bass.