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Joan's Book By Joan Littlewood

Joan's Book
by Joan Littlewood

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Joan Littlewood's unorthodox autobiography is an account of her attempt to create, through Theatre Workshop, something unseen in Britain since Shakespeare's day: a high-quality popular theatre.
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Joan's Book: Joan Littlewood's Peculiar History as She Tells it by Joan Littlewood

The life story of the woman who singlehandedly reshaped the British theatre scene of the 50s and 60s Kenneth Tynan once remarked on Joan Littlewood's great ability as a director to make ordinariness fascinating and to produce "biting popular drama that does not depend on hit songs, star names or spa sophistication". This same flair is evident in her picaresque narrative - in her descriptions of the characters in her early life: of encounters with irascible caretakers when trying to rig a one-night stand; and of stage-struck cops. Outspoken in her criticism of those who obstructed the company's work, generous in praising those who contributed ot it, Joan is always passionate in her conviction that a theatre should be concerne with much more than simply the putting on of plays.Joan's book is an enthralling life story in its own right. It is also the testament of one of the most influential theatre directors and teachers of the 20th century.

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About Joan Littlewood


Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company was set up at the end of World War II and an international reputation for doing classical and new plays, including Brendan Behan's The Hostage, Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey and the devised script of Oh What A Lovely War.

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GOR001031003
Joan's Book: Joan Littlewood's Peculiar History as She Tells it by Joan Littlewood
Joan Littlewood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-01-30
832
0413773183
9780413773180
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