The Poetry Cup

Australia, 1989

Film
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The inaugural Poetry Cup was filmed in September at the Rochester Castle Hotel, Fitzroy as part of the 1989 Spoleto Fringe Festival. Just as the comedy resurgence began in the small cafes and clubs before moving to a wider television audience so then the poets. These people are performers with an emphasis on entertainment. No quiet reads here, but full blooded performance poetry. Their skills have been honed amid beer, smoke, pool players and football, in the back rooms of inner city hotels such as the Provincial, the Rochester, the Leicester Arms and cafes, prisons, schools and the streets.

Credits

co-producer

Peter Lane

Ken Smeaton

Terrence Doran

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324619

Language

English

Subject categories

Literature → Australian literature

Literature → Poetry

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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