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Steele-Scott, Kathleen (1910 - 1998)

Born
1910
London, England
Died
1998
Occupation
Actor and Producer

Summary

Kathleen Steele-Scott was born in London and grew up in Yorkshire. The family moved to Birkenhead after World War I and she developed a real interest in the theatre. She went to Hamburg after school and had singing lessons there. On her return she joined the Workhamsford Operatic and Dramatic Society. She met her Australian husband at one of her aunt's boarding houses and the family travelled to Australia for her wedding, visiting her brother in Malta on the way. She began working at the Adelaide Repertory Company in 1946 and produced Britten's opera "Albert Herring". She acted in the 'Ham Funeral' in 1961 and produced 'The Telephone' and 'The Turn of the Screw' with the Intimate Opera Company. In 1972 the company drew up a constitution and the government made a grant to pay an administrator. In 1991 'Through the Opera Glass' was published. The company had grown and become the State Opera of South Australia.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dSteele-Scott%2C+Kathleen%2C+d.1998/dsteele+scott+kathleen+d+1998/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dsteele+scott+kathleen+d+1998&1,1, accessed 2004-04-22.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Kathleen Steele-Scott [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Drake, 24 October 1997, SRG 438/29/56; Steele-Scott, Kathleen (1910 - 1998); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood and Robin Secomb

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