Published May 17th 2006 by Routledge – 168 pages
The only book currently available on Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop', this book explores the background to, and the work of a major influence on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance.
Part of the successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series, this book uses original archival material to explore Joan Littlewood – a theatrical and cultural innovator whose contributions to theatre made a huge impact on the way theatre was generated, rehearsed and presented during the twentieth century.
This is the first book to combine:
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Joan Littlewood is unbeatable value for today's student.
'Excellently researched, well written and highly readable… particularly "student friendly"'. - CHOICE
List of Figures. Acknowledgements 1. Biography in Political Social and Artistic Context 2. Joan Littlewood's Working Method 3. Description and Analysis of Oh What a Lovely War 4. Practical Exercises. Name Glossary. Bibliography. Index