The Edinburgh Festivals

This book is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza, examining a moving stage of debate on such issues as the place of culture in society, the practice and significance of the arts, ...

The Edinburgh Festivals

Author: Angela Bartie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670300

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Post-war culture and society and the Edinburgh Festivals. The Edinburgh Festival is the world's largest arts festival. It has also been the site of numerous 'culture wars' since it began in 1947. Key debates that took place across the western world about the place of culture in society, the practice and significance of the arts, censorship, the role of organised religion, and meanings of morality were all reflected in contest over culture in the Festival City.The Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama sought to use culture to bolster European civilisation, for which it was considered for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. The Church saw culture as a 'weapon of enlightenment', the labour movement as a 'weapon in the struggle', and the new generation of artistic entrepreneurs who came to the fore in the 1960s as a means of challenge and provocation, resulting in high profile controversies like the nudity trial of 1963 and the furore over a play about bestiality in 1967. These ideas -- conservative and liberal, elite and diverse, traditional and avant-garde -- all clashed every August in Edinburgh, making the Festival City an effective lens for exploring major changes in culture and society in post-war Britain. This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.

The World s Largest Arts Festival the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

To understand how the Edinburgh Fringe works one must understand that no performer is invited, those performers who come to Edinburgh are not given any financial assistance by the Fringe and the productions are housed in temporary ...

The World s Largest Arts Festival  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Author: Xela Ann Pollock Batchelder

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Abstract: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival. Its success has inspired imitation and so fringe theatre festivals have proliferated around the world. This dissertation is not a history of the Fringe, but an examination of those structures of the Edinburgh Fringe which have allowed it to continue to grow and succeed. To understand how the Edinburgh Fringe works one must understand that no performer is invited, those performers who come to Edinburgh are not given any financial assistance by the Fringe and the productions are housed in temporary performance spaces. There is no central governing body at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Fringe Society coordinates rather than coerces by providing needed services to performers and venue managers. The importance of these basic structures is often neglected. Both in Edinburgh and beyond three myths exercise as much influence as an understanding of these structures. The term "myth" is used to describe three ideas which are not factually correct, but which serve a useful purpose in promoting fringe theatre in both Edinburgh and beyond. The most important of these myths holds that the Edinburgh Fringe is dominated by new and edgy work. This last myth is so foundational it has come to be incorporated in the very definition of fringe theatre. Each of these myths has had an impact on non Edinburgh Regional Fringes, few of which closely imitate the structure of the Edinburgh Fringe. The most misunderstood and arguably the most important of the structures which have ensured the Edinburgh Fringe's continued successes are the entrepreneurial venues administered by independent venue managers. This dissertation scrutinizes the antipathy some at Edinburgh have for the entrepreneurial venues. It then investigates in some detail the risks and labors undertaken by managers of venues large and small to demonstrate how these venues operate and why the managers take on such a demanding task.

The Edinburgh International Festival 1947 1996

The Festival has also helped to launch the careers of renowned performers such as Jessye Norman, Claudio Abbado and Daniel Barenboim as well as championing the work of the twentieth-century's most important composers.

The Edinburgh International Festival  1947 1996

Author: Eileen Miller

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

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The Festival has also helped to launch the careers of renowned performers such as Jessye Norman, Claudio Abbado and Daniel Barenboim as well as championing the work of the twentieth-century's most important composers.

Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh Festival: A Review of the First Ten Years of the Edinburgh
International Festival, Its Aims and Its Origins, Its Achievements and Its Hopes for
the Future (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Festival Society, 1956). Housing the Arts in
Britain: ...

Edinburgh Festivals

Author: Angela Bartie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670327

Page: 272

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This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide

Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth the edinburgh festival fringe likes
statistics. As each festival approaches, you will hear all manner of head-spinning
facts. If you are putting on a show, you will learn there are perhaps 2,500
companies ...

The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408136481

Page: 288

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'Ah! The Fringe! I can't think of a more delightful way of putting my liver, bank account, relationship, complexion, and mental stability under the greatest strain they've ever known!' Mel Giedroyc It is the world's largest arts festival, attracting everyone from student first-timers to Hollywood stars. Thrilling, inspiring and bewildering in equal measure, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can make you a star or break your bank. So what is the secret of making it work for you? The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide draws on the experiences of the festival's leading figures - their disasters as well as their triumphs - to take you step by step through the process of making your show a success in the Scottish capital. From choosing a venue to keeping on top of the budget, from sorting out accommodation to securing the best press coverage, from generating word of mouth to making the most of a hit, this unique practical guide for performers, directors and producers helps you get your show the audience it deserves. Among those sharing their expert advice are playwright Simon Stephens, comedian Phil Nichol, actor Siobhan Redmond, producer Guy Masterson, Tiger Lillies front manMartyn Jacques, theatre critic Lyn Gardner, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award director Nica Burns, as well as the directors of all the major Fringe venues, top press officers, international promoters and insiders from the Fringe Society itself. The foreword is written by playwright Mark Ravenhill.

Floating to the Fringe

Gazing out of his cottage window one day at the 'Slow You Down' sign in the Norfolk village where he lives, singer-songwriter Paul Thompson comes up with a cunning plan to promote his latest album.

Floating to the Fringe

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Have you ever dreamed of slowing down? I mean, really slowing down?! Gazing out of his cottage window one day at the 'Slow You Down' sign in the Norfolk village where he lives, singer-songwriter Paul Thompson comes up with a cunning plan to promote his latest album...Buy an electric milk float, and do a tour to the Edinburgh Fringe, driving the most beautiful B-Roads in Britain along the way. Despite being told by the director of a dairy that, 'It will be a bloody miracle if you make it back in one piece, ' Paul convinces Arts Council England to fund his mad-cap idea, and converts a milk float that he names 'Bluebell' into a tour bus and solar-powered outdoor music stage. Travelling at an average speed of 15mph, 30 miles per day, Paul takes the slow roads to the Edinburgh Fringe, island-hopping along the west coast of Scotland, stopping to play gigs at village halls, nature reserves, music festivals, pubs, and in fact just about anywhere that will get Bluebell charged up for the next leg of the journey. But life on the road proves to be harder than Paul anticipated. It turns out that Bluebell is allergic to hills, especially steep ones, and there are a lot of those in Scotland! Overcoming breakdowns and exhaustion, Paul discovers the kindness of strangers in the most unlikely places, and comes to realise just how special the British Isles truly are. As finances start to run low, and Bluebell's ancient batteries begin to fade, will Paul complete the mission he's set out on? After all, there's a Guinness World Record at stake, and this might be the only chance Paul and Bluebell get to break it...

Thought

A Letter from Edinburgh The North-East Frontier Agency RECENTLY the Prime
Minister came to ... Cannes or Salzburg may draw visitors by their glitter but the
charm of the Edinburgh Festival is that it is unostentatious, unpretentious. It treats
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The Edinburgh Encyclopedia

Festival organisers should consider ways of encouraging Tattoo visitors to dip
their toes in the cultural pond ! EDINBURGH FESTIVALS CREATED SINCE 1977
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO The first Edinburgh Festival , in 1947 , featured
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The Edinburgh Encyclopedia

Author: Sandy Mullay

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

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Page: 384

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Alphabetically arranged, cross-referenced, and indexed, the entries in this encyclopaedia set out in detail all aspects of Edinburgh, bringing together information and anecdotes from a wide range of sources. It looks at the city's history, social pastimes, institutions, buildings, monuments, media, industries, and people and events.

Events and Festivals

International Music Festival. On taking up the post he expounded the cultural
legacy of his role saying, “Edinburgh International Festival is a great Festival in a
gracious city. From the moment it was founded EIF has been a source of
inspiration ...

Events and Festivals

Author: Martin Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317996003

Page: 142

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Events and festivals have an increasingly vital role in our leisure lifestyles. We recognize them as part of our lives. For some, they are a very significant part of our lives. The network of festivals and events that either adorn the world now, or are planned for the future, can both serve to motivate new visits as well as enhance the lives of the people who live in – or near – the host area. They are also dynamos of cultural development, of sport knowledge and excellence and sophisticated consumption. Such dynamic outputs require dynamic inputs. This book looks at different event and festival cases and forwards separate and current managerial implications and responses to these, with reference to the UK, America and Australia. Both up-to-date and forward thinking, the managerial themes addressed are: Creative Management, Festival and Event audience development, Culture and Community, Event and Festival evaluation. Festival and event types include sport events, art festivals, community events, live music and culinary extravaganza. This book was previously published as a special issue of Managing Leisure: An International Journal.

New Selected Potatoes

A greatest hits, best of golden oldies compilation (with some new stuff) from 'Comedy's poet laureate' (Independent).

New   Selected Potatoes

Author: John Hegley

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

ISBN: 9781852249786

Page: 160

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A greatest hits, best of golden oldies compilation (with some new stuff) from 'Comedy's poet laureate' (Independent). Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television. This new compilation shows the breadth of his appeal, with seriously funny, cleverly comic poems on everything from love, family, France, art and the sea to dogs, dads, gods, taxidermy, carrots, spectacles and - of course - potatoes.

National Union Catalog

Edinburgh Festival Society . The Blue Rider group ; an exhibition sponsored by
the Edinburgh Festival Society and arranged jointly with the Royal Scottish
Academy and the Arts Council of Great Britain . Edinburgh , Royal Scottish
Academy ...

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

The Stage Year Book

The Festival also included an International Theatre Seminar . At the Church Hill
Theatre , the Edinburgh Festival Society , with the Hampstead Theatre Club ,
presented Nathan and Tabileth ( Barry Bermange ) and Oldenberg ( Barry
Bermange ) ...

The Stage Year Book

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Festival Management Event Tourism

Table 2 The Economic Impact of the Edinburgh Festivals Edinburgh & Lothian
Direct Expenditure £ 43.9 million Local ... Expenditure for Edinburgh & Scotland
each Festival Lothian Fringe Festival £ 10.36m £ 11.29m International Festival ...

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The Edinburgh New Official Guide

a 100 actors , writers and artists are to be found in authorities have drawn up a
programme of Edinburgh at Festival time . festivities for the end of December .
The From its earliest years the Festival also entertainment includes events such
as ...

The Edinburgh New Official Guide

Author: William Rae

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

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Page: 176

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Edinburgh is the jewel in Scotland's crown. The jewel has many facets: classical architecture piled on hills, tree-filled valleys, sweeping Georgian crescents, medieval closes, graceful bridges soaring across chasms, green parks, sudden views of the sea from street corners. And the castle. That supreme castle, which looks so right that it might have grown out of the rock by some natural process

Staging the UK

Questions about the Edinburgh festivals ' cultural effects are more urgent for
recent festivals because the festivals themselves look suspiciously as if they are
increasingly becoming objects and agents of globalisation . The Edinburgh
festivals ...

Staging the UK

Author: Jen Harvie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062131

Page: 246

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This text examines some of the most important performance in Britain from the mid-1980s into the new millennium. It considers contemporary British theatre in relation to national and supranational identities, critical concepts like globalisation and diaspora, and contemporary contexts such as the election of New Labour.