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Interview with Howard Smith

Interview with Howard Smith. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Interview with Howard Smith by John Clements, recorded in Perth, Western Australia.

Howard Smith talks about theatre in Western Australia in the early 20th century. It began in the 1930's as an offshoot of the Communist Party and mainly performed political plays with an anti-war, anti-fascist leanings. He talks about different personalities in Western Australian theatre and speaks more broadly about the Workers Art Guild, establishment of the National Theatre, the Patch Theatre and reflects on his experiences in the Repertory Club and His Majesty's Theatre.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Date: 21 May 1983
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: © Estate of John Clements
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 27 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54300
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