Cotswold Players


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Occupation Constance Smedley
The Cotswold Players , a small group of theatrically accomplished amateurs, was conceived at a meeting in the house of CS and Maxwell Armfield in Rodborough, to bring plays by Smedley and others to rural audiences.
“About Us. History”. The Cotswold Players.
Occupation Constance Smedley
On marrying, CS withdrew from her work with the Lyceum Clubs to spend her time writing and illustrating in collaboration with her husband, and then developing symbolist performance techniques.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Smedley
This began with their...
Occupation Constance Smedley
The Cotswold Players long survived their founders. Still active in the twenty-first century, they re-opened in a rebuilt auditorium in 2002. Apparently their first performance (where the local paper reported general and free prompting)...
Occupation Constance Smedley
In the Cotswolds CS and her husband plunged into local activity. As well as organizing their extraordinary Pageant of Progress (1,300 performers both human and animal) and the Cotswold Players , as well as tableaux...
Textual Production Constance Smedley
CS had moved smoothly from writing one-act plays for the Cotswold Players to writing them for the first, Chelsea, incarnation of the Greenleaf Players. She wrote a number of plays for performance by the...


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