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Joan Littlewood By Nadine Holdsworth (University of Warwick, UK)

Joan Littlewood by Nadine Holdsworth (University of Warwick, UK)

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Focusing 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.

Joan Littlewood Summary

Joan Littlewood by Nadine Holdsworth (University of Warwick, UK)

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:

  • an overview of Littlewood's career in relation to the wider social, political and cultural context
  • an exploration of Littlewood's theatrical influences, approach to actor's training, belief in the creative ensemble, attitude to text, rehearsal methods and use of improvisation
  • a detailed case study of the origins, research, creative process and thinking behind Littlewood's most famous production, Oh What a Lovely War, and an assessment of its impact
  • a series of practical exercises designed to capture and illustrate the key approaches Littlewood used in the rehearsal room.

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.

Joan Littlewood Reviews

'Excellently researched, well written and highly readable... particularly student friendly'. - CHOICE

Table of Contents

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

Additional information

GOR004058958
9780415338875
0415338875
Joan Littlewood by Nadine Holdsworth (University of Warwick, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
20060517
168
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