Fire on the Water: A Personal View of Theatre in the Community


Neil Cameron is known as a co-ordinator and director of large-scale community events which frequently involve thousands of people and spectacular effects with fire, music, water and fireworks.

Fire on the Water is his own view of the importance of theatre in the community and describes his own experience of over twenty years of working this way.

The book is divided into three parts: street theatre and open-air performance, on moving out of the theatre building; community theatre, giving case studies and planning strategies; and celebratory theatre, covering festivals, parades and rituals.

The book contains detailed examples of events from Australia, the USA and Scotland, and much useful information on the pitfalls to be avoided as well as the paths to success.

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  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18
  • teen, young adult
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