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Published: 31 May 2013

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780748670307

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The Edinburgh Festivals

Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Angela Bartie

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • First critical history of the first twenty five years of the world's biggest arts festival
  • Uses festivals (and key theatre ventures) in Edinburgh as a lens for understanding wider social and cultural change in post-war Britain
  • s as a practical exercise in the application of cultural criticism by combining social and cultural history with insights from cultural studies and contemporary festivals and events literature
  • Draws upon a range of archival sources, including original oral history interviews with key players in the arts scene of Edinburgh and beyond
  • Provides a valuable addition to the history of the arts in British society in the period c. 1945-1971, and to our understanding of cultural and social change in post-war Britain

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