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A Popular Vision: The Arts and the Left in New Zealand 1930-1950



1J. M. Fox, 'State Aid to the Arts in New Zealand'. MA thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, 1967, pp. 13-21; P. S. Romanov, 'Towards a New Zealand National Theatre: a study of indigenous professional theatre in New Zealand, 1945-1960'. PhD thesis, University of Oregon, 1973, p.73ff
2Quoted in Fox, 'State Aid to the Arts', p.19
3A. Goodwin, 'A National Theatre', Landfall, 9, Mar. 1949 (v.3, n.1), pp.69-72. Goodwin's proposals were prompted in part by the experiment of the WEA-based Community Arts Service, which from 1946 toured dramatic productions around the Auckland district.
4 New Zealand Parliamentary Debates, v.277, 1947, p.755page 267
5L Milner, 'U.S. Federal Theatre Project: A People's Theatre?', Tomorrow, 23 Nov. 1938 (v.5, n.2), p.59
6R.A.K. Mason, 'Mr Kerridge Tries Culture', Landfall 5, Mar. 1948 (v.2, n.1), pp.34-8; 'National Theatre. Time to Act', Press, 29 Nov. 1948, p.6
7N. Marsh, 'ANational Theatre', Landfall 9, Mar. 1949 (v.3, n.1), p.67
8H. W. Rhodes, The Cult of Culture', Tomorrow, 25 July 1934 (v.1, n.3), p.13
9R. Taylor, 'Dennis Knight Turner— artist'. Paper given at Labour History Conference: Culture and the Labour Movement, Wellington, 20-1 Oct. 1990
10'UnityCentre', Peoples Voice, 26 Jan. 1944, p.8
11Ibid. The Unity Centre murals, now held in the Alexander Turnbull Library, are reproduced in Sites, 16, Autumn 1988, pp.71-6
12 Peoples Voice, 20 July 1946, p.2
13 In Print, 23 Sept. 1942, p. [4]
14E. Locke. Letter to author, 30 Mar. 1984
15 In Print, 6 Dec. 1942. p. [2]
16Songsheets. H. O. Roth. Private collection
17Programme, May 1946. Jack Locke Deposit: item 17. University of Canterbury Library
18Rhodes, 'The Dance of Life', Tomorrow, 10 Apr. 1935 (v.1, n.38), p.io
20'Revolt in the Madhouse', ibid., 14 Apr. 1937(v.3, n.12), p.370
21'Forerunners', ibid., 28 Aug. 1935 (v.1, n.44), p.12
22'Revolt in the Madhouse', pp.369-70
23'Heroes in Fiction' (3), ibid., 7 July 1937 (v.3, n.18), pp.561-2
24'The Novels of Lewis Jones', ibid., 22 Nov. 1939 (v.6, n.12), pp.50-1. Rhodes also reviewed these two novels in the Peoples Voice under the title 'Miner Who Wrote For The People' (8 Dec. 1939, p.7)
25F. Sargeson, correspondence, Tomorrow, 4 Aug. 1937 (v.3, n.20), p.632; T. Woollaston, correspondence, ibid., 30 Mar. 1938 (v.4, n.11), p.352
26Rhodes, correspondence, ibid.
27'The Cult of Culture', pp.12-13
28'Literature in the Land of the Soviets III: Proletarian Writers', Tomorrow, 13 Mar. 1935 (v.1, n.34), p.13
29 Writers Between Two Wars. AEWS discussion course, 1943, p.64
30T. Eagleton, Marxism and Literary Criticism. London: Methuen, 1981, p.54
31R. Horrocks, 'No Theory Permitted on These Premises', AND, 2, Feb. 1984, p.136
32'This Culture', Co-op Books, Dec. 1943 (v.1, n.2), p.1
33A. Curnow, A Book of New Zealand Verse 1923-45. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1945, p.18
34 Phoenix, Mar. 1932 (v.1, n.1), p. [1]; 'Notes', Landfall, Mar. 1947 (v.1, n.1), p.3; M.H. Holcroft, Discovered Isles. A Trilogy. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1950, p.83
35Curnow, A Book of New Zealand Verse, p.52
36Ibid., p.17