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ABOUT THE BOOK

Introduction

News: Fringe 2013

Fringe 2013 on Twitter

Author: Mark Fisher

Audio

Blog

Press area

Press coverage

Contact

Site map

 

CHAPTERS

The city and its festivals

The Fringe Office

The timing

The motivation

The show

The venue

The accommodation

The law

The marketing campaign

The media campaign

The awards

The show must go on

The next step

The money

The interviewees

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Every single page of this book
is enhanced by Mark Fisher’s lifelong
enthusiasm for, and commitment to,
the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
– the greatest arts festival in the world

Kath M Mainland

Chief Executive
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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The author: Mark Fisher

Writer, editor, critic

MARK FISHER performed in a student-written play called Shubunkin at the YWCA in Randolph Place, Edinburgh in 1983. Tickets cost £1.75 and the start time was 4.15 p.m. The play has not been heard of since, but the reviewer for the Scotsman said it wove a ‘Coronation Street idiom on a Miltonian frame’ which helped attract a few people to see the last of its four performances.

In the summer of 1986, Mark returned to Edinburgh to work in the Fringe Office and has not missed a festival since. is a theatre critic, editor, feature writer and freelance journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s, contributing theatre reviews, interviews, arts features and travel articles to newspapers and magazines in Scotland and all over the world.

He is the Scottish theatre critic for the Guardian and Variety, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday and many magazines, newspapers and websites.

As an editor, he has worked for the Edinburgh International Festival and Raploch Urban Regeneration Company.

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He is the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays and The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show a Success published in February 2012.

He is a judge for the Theatre Awards UK, the Scotsman Fringe First awards and the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, an advisor for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. He has also been on the panel for the Herald Angels and the Amnesty Fringe awards.

He is also responsible for the theatreSCOTLAND website, a wide-ranging database of actors, playwrights, theatre companies and buildings, plus reviews and articles.

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"Fisher is the perfect host, and what shines through is his experience in theatre and depth of knowledge."
Three Weeks, 2011

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