Stephen Joseph Theatre: Further Reading

This page contains details of significant publications written by Stephen Joseph. Although long since out of print, they are significant in appreciating Stephen Joseph's thoughts on theatre and appreciating his ambitions and impact on British theatre. Details of some of the many articles Stephen wrote can be found at our sister site, Scarborough In The Round.

Publications by Stephen Joseph

Actor And Architect (editor)
Hardcover (December 1964)
Publisher: Manchester UP
ISBN: 0719000114

Adaptable Theatres
Paperback (1962)
Publisher: Assn. of Brit. Theatre Tech.
ISBN: 0900098007

New Theatre Forms
Hardcover (1968)
Publisher: Pitman
ISBN: 0273437860

Planning For New Forms Of Theatre
Pamphlet 1962)
Publisher: Strand Electric & Engineering Co

Planning For New Forms Of Theatre
Pamphlet (1966)
Publisher: Strand Electric & Engineering Co

Scene Painting And Design
Hardcover (1964)
Publisher: Pitman
ISBN: B0000CM5A9

The Story Of The Playhouse In England
Hardcover (1963)
Publisher: Barrie & Rockliff

The Story Of The Playhouse In England
Hardcover (1963)
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
ISBN: 021415761X

Theatre In The Round
Pamphlet (1955)
Publisher: Studio Theatre
ISBN: B0000CJ8F5

Theatre In The Round
Hardcover (1967)
Publisher: Barrie & Rockliff

Theatre In The Round
Hardcover (June 1967)
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
ISBN: 0214666662

Publications about Stephen Joseph

These publications either concentrate or feature substantive information concerning Stephen Joseph.
Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer & Provocateur
Author: Dr Paul Elsam
Publisher: Bloomsbury (2014)
ISBN: 9781472586711

The Origins of the Potteries' Victoria Theatre
Author: Leslie Powner
Publisher: The Arnold Bennett Society (2018)
ISBN: 9780957035072

Alan Ayckbourn: Grinning at the Edge
Author: Paul Allen
Publisher: Methuen (2001)
ISBN: 0413731200)

50 Years New
Author: Simon Murgatroyd
Publisher: Stephen Joseph Theatre
ISBN: N/A (available by contacting
Simon Murgatroyd)
Conversations With Ayckbourn *
Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: Faber and Faber (1988)
ISBN: 0571151922)

The Repertory Movement: A History Of Regional Theatre in Britain *
Author: George Rowell & Anthony Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1984)
ISBN: 9780521319195

The Full Round: The Several Lives & Theatrical Legacy of Stephen Joseph *
Author: Terry Lane
Publisher: Castiglione del Lago (2006)
ISBN: 9788890172182

* indicates out of print

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The Stephen Joseph Papers

Stephen Joseph’s papers are held by the John Rylands University Of Manchester. This extensive collection of material from 1946 – 1967 does have an unpublished catalogue, available from the University. Click here to visit the University Of Manchester page.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image of Stephen Joseph copyright of Scarborough Theatre Trust.