Captive Audiences/Captive Performers: Music and Theatre as Strategies for Survival on the Thailand-Burma Railway 1942-1945
Sears A. Eldredge
To Be Published March 15, 2014
Thank you for visiting the site for Sears Eldredge’s groundbreaking investigation of the musical and theatrical performances that occurred in Japanese prisoner of war camps in Southeast Asia during World War II, and the critical role they played in the survival of Allied POWs.
While publication of the entire work was initially anticipated to occur on February 15, 2014, the publication has been delayed to March 15, 2014.
The two chapters currently available were published on a trial basis in 2010. These two chapters will be taken down once the entire book is published.
The book tells the story of how music and theatre helped the 61,000 POWs who were sent to these camps survive their ordeal. It is a story that is not well-known to history and it is now being recovered. It is a story about how music and theatre and the other arts are absolutely essential to a society's life.
Sears A. Eldredge is Professor Emeritus, Theater and Dance Department, Macalester College. Copyright is owned by author of this document. Copyright 2014 Sears A. Eldredge.
While every effort has been made to contact copyright owners for the material used in this book, the author will be glad to rectify any errors or omissions brought to his attention. Please contact the Macalester College Library with any questions or concerns: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 651-696-6346.