Collection UQFL326 - TN! Theatre Company Records

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TN! Theatre Company Records


  • 1970-1991. (Creation)

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177 boxes (Offsite Storage), 4 parcels, 4 tubes, 4 folders.

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Administrative history

The Twelfth Night Theatre Company was founded in Brisbane in 1936 by Rhoda Felgate. It was an amateur society at first, then became a professional company in 1971. In 1979, the TN! Theatre Company was established It was separate from the Twelfth Night Theatre Complex and had a more adventurous artistic policy. It formed a partnership with the Brisbane College of Education, which gave it access to a performance space in Fortitude Valley. In 1986, the company moved to the Princess Theatre. After 1988, financial difficulties beset the company Its last production was in 1991.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 1970-1991
Collection alternatively titled as: TN! Theatre Company Collection.

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Scope and content

Papers include some records of Twelfth Night Theatre Company. Administration records, financial records, company reports and working papers; arts funding applications and appraisals of company. Marketing records include advertisement mock-ups, brochures, posters and newspaper cuttings of advertisements and reviews. Records of plays produced include playscripts, production notes, musical scores, a rehearsal tape and miscellaneous photographs of productions and actors. Files also include papers relevant to the company's history and censorship, especially the 1969 production of Alexander Buzo's play Norm and Ahmed. Also included are stage designs, lighting plans, architectural plans and posters.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of copies

Digital copies of some items held in Fryer Library (Restricted) collection in UQ eSpace.

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Related material held in UQFL100 Rhoda Felgate Collection.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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