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John Derum interviewed by Bill Stephens in the Esso Performing Arts collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1159184
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Derum, John, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1989 Apr. 27 
2 tape reels (ca. 148 min) : analog,7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in. 
Series

Esso Performing Arts collection.

Summary

Derum speaks of his family background and childhood; education; early interest in theatre; influential productions and his early career; actors and the acting profession; theatre and TV drama in Australia; radio; experiences directing major productions he has worked with and performed in; the Aunty Jack Show; experiences working in Canberra; the philosophy of Raj Sri Rajneesh and its influence on his life; the production of Nicholas Nickleby; work with More Than a Sentimental Bloke and interest in C.J. Dennis; thoughts on the future at the time of the interview.

Notes

Part of a collection of oral history interviews produced by the Esso Performing Arts and Oral History Archive Project, funded by Esso Australia at the National Library of Australia. Project co-ordinated by Michelle Potter, Esso Research Fellow in the Performing Arts at the National Library of Australia.

Recorded at the National Library, Canberra on April 27, 1989.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Portraits of John Derum, actor, being interviewed by Bill Stephens, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1989; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC NL36422 LOC NL36422 Photographic collection shelves. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (58 p.) 
Subjects Derum, John -- Interviews.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Theaters -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-  |  Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer  |  National Library of Australia  |  Esso Australia  |  Esso Performing Arts and Oral History Archive Project

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