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An inquiry into the orchestra conductors, choral conductors, and theatrical directors, who produced the entertainment in the Thailand hospital and relocation camps, culminates in an in-depth profile of the controversial “Maestro” Leo Britt that looks not only at his abilities as an acting coach, and his rehearsal techniques, but his crowning achievement: the formation of The Chungkai Repertory Company.

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This 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.

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Chapter 13. “Precious Personalities”: The Entertainment Producers


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