Title

Writing the History of Alternative Theatre Companies: Mythology and the Last Years of Joint Stock

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2006

Publication Title

Theatre Survey

Department

Theatre Arts

Abstract

Although it might seem that the Joint Stock Theatre Company lost touch with its artistic imperative after 1985 and that it closed amid the generally harsh climate for alternative theatre created by the arts-funding policies of the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher, this is not entirely true. Freeman discussed how the group reorganized in 1985 through 1986 to maximize racial and gender parity in the company, Joint Stock produced significant work and traversed important cultural and political terrain until 1989, when it closed both because of lost funding and because of the decisions of individual artists.

Volume

47

Issue

1

pp.

51-72

ISSN

0040-5574