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Strolling Players' Spirit Lives On: The Life of Joan and Betty Rayner

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Title: Strolling Players' Spirit Lives On: The Life of Joan and Betty Rayner
Author: Aust Children's Theatre Foundation
Price: $33.35

Strolling Players' Spirit Lives On: The Life of Joan and Betty Rayner

Contributors: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE, Gilly McInnes, Richard Bradshaw, Don Mackay, Esther Anatolitis, Richard Sallis, Betty Walters

For centuries before the modern era, travelling performers would roam between villages to entertain local communities. Folklore and traditions came to life in these times to be shared from generation to generation by story-telling and mime. This tradition of the "Strolling Players" was the inspiration that motivated two Zew Zealand sisters, Joan and Betty Rayner to learn the craft of acting and performance and use these talents to share folk stories and tales of inspirational learning in Australia and around the globe.

This book tells the story of how the Rayner sisters established the Theatre of Youth, the Australian Children's Theatre and established the Australian Children's Theatre Foundation so that future generations could continue to share the fun, merriment and excitement of children's theatre.

Witness the Rayner sisters' life of wandering. Obtain insights into how they entertained their audiences, young and old. Share in the delight of this pictorial album. Anybody who admires performance and imagination will enjoy the story of the Strolling Players, Joan & Betsy Rayner.

Publication date: 01/10/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780994362421
Publishing status: To Order
Strolling Players' Spirit Lives On: The Life of Joan and Betty Rayner