Joint Stock Theatre Company (2763 words)

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Founded in London during 1974, Joint Stock Theatre Company took part in the flowering of the countercultural fringe and alternative theatre that emerged in Britain, Europe, and America in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Initially conceived in 1973 as a sort of “umbrella” producing organisation for its founders Max Stafford-Clark, David Hare and David Aukin, Joint Stock soon created a workshop-based method of text creation in collaboration with playwrights and reorganised itself as a collective. The group also began to define itself as a socialist theatre company. This identification inspired and troubled Joint Stock throughout its existence, and although useful …

Citation: Freeman, Sara. "Joint Stock Theatre Company". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2006 [, accessed 30 July 2021.]

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