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Peter Collingwood interviewed by James Waites [sound recording]
Bib ID 3078685
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Collingwood, Peter, 1920-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research use; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2004 Feb 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 173 min.) 
Summary

Collingwood recalls his family background; his naval studies at Dartmouth College, England which had been cut short due to his eye sight problems; his first theatre experiences; his enrolment in the Embassy School of Acting at Swiss Cottage, Eng. (1937); his WWII service: his work for a number of regional repertory companies in England (ca. late 1940s-1950s); the class divisions in the United Kingdom (1940s-1960s), including in the theatre ; Peter & his family's move to Perth, W.A. and his early work with the Perth Playhouse (1961-1963); the family's short return to England before emigrating to Australia and settling in Balmain, N.S.W. (ca.1967).

Collingwood speaks about working extensively for all major Sydney theatre companies and others inter-state (late 1960s-early 1970s); his job as artistic director of the Community Street Theatre at Killara, later Marian Street; Australian theatre identities (1960s-1970s); upon his return from England to Australia in 1972 the majority of his work then being in film and television; his work as assistant director through the final years of the Old Tote Theatre, Sydney; his acting roles in Australian theatre productions (1980s); British theatre productions performed in Australia; the decline of the Old Tote Theatre and the emergence of a new generation of directors (1980s); overseas and Australian actors with whom he had worked; his retirement.

Notes

Recorded on Feb. 2, 2004; Feb. 11, 2004 at Darlinghurst, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (12 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 107 leaves) 
Subjects Collingwood, Peter, 1920- . -- Interviews.  |  Old Tote Theatre Company (Sydney, N.S.W.)  |  Marian St. Theatre (Sydney, N.S.W.)  |  Actors -- New South Wales -- Darlinghurst -- Interviews.  |  Theatrical companies -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Theater -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Other authors/contributors Waites, James, 1955-2014, Interviewer

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