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Art of the Theatre Workshop, The  

Art of the Theatre Workshop, The $35.41 ex GST
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The publication of this title coincides with a major exhibition at the National Theatre in London. This is a photographic record of the work of Joan Littlewood's famous Theatre Workshop, based at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.

In the 1950's and 60's the company was responsible for some of the most famous and influential work of modern British theatre such as The Quare Fellow and The Hostage both by Brendan Behan; A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney; Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be by Frank Norman, music by Lionel Bart; and the massive success of Oh, What a Lovely War.

Joan Littlewood, considered ‘one of the great creative forces of British theatre in the 1950s and 1960s and one of the great figures of political theatre in this country [UK]’, left an enduring legacy which is celebrated in this volume.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-691-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Murray Melvin joined the Theatre Workshop in the mid-1950s when he was still a drama student. He has had a long career in theatre, film and television and his many credits include: (theatre) Oh. What a Lovely War, A Taste of Honey; (film) A Taste of Honey, Alfie, The Devils, A Day in the Life of Joe Egg, The Phantom of the Opera; (television) Softly Softly, David Copperfield and Jonathan Creek