Joan Littlewood

Standard Name: Littlewood, Joan


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Education Sarah Kane
At school, SK directed plays by Shakespeare , as well as Joan Littlewood 's musical Oh, What a Lovely War. She took a BA degree in drama at Bristol University (first class honours), and...
Performance of text Shelagh Delaney
SD 's first play, A Taste of Honey, opened at the Theatre Royal , Stratford East, in London's East End, produced by Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Workshop .
Delaney, Shelagh. A Taste of Honey. Methuen, 1959.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
Performance of text Ruth Fainlight
All Citizens are Soldiers had been produced in London two years before this at Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Royal, Stratford East , in East London.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
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Author summary Shelagh Delaney
In the late 1950s Shelagh Delaney enjoyed a shortlived burst of success when her first play, A Taste of Honey, was produced by Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Workshop . She was then considered one...
Publishing Shelagh Delaney
SD decided to submit her script to Joan Littlewood after reading a newspaper report about a conflict between Littlewood's Theatre Workshop and the Lord Chamberlain. Her script was accepted immediately by Theatre Workshop
“Meeting Shelagh Delaney”. Times, p. 12.
Textual Production Dodie Smith
DS found herself increasingly out of step with the new drama being produced in London since the advent of the Angry Young Men. She could tolerate John Osborne and even admired Shelagh Delaney ...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Pam Gems
She flings down the gauntlet by demanding of contemporary commitment plays: Why are they always so awful? So jejune? Her first answer is to find something improper about the well-heeled—that is, anyone who has...


17 December 1884
The Theatre Royal , Stratford, East London, opened with its manager Charles Dillon in the lead role.
2 February 1953
Theatre Workshop (founded in 1945 in the north of England) opened at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East (in the East End of London), under the direction of Joan Littlewood .
February 1959
Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'be, a musical about gangsters, molls, and tarts, was created by formerly criminal writer Frank Norman , composer Lionel Bart , and the company at Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Royal, Stratford East .
March 1963
The musicalOh What a Lovely War opened at Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Royal, Stratford East . It transferred to Wyndham's in the West End on 29 June, and went on to become a landmark hit.
September 1964
Liverpool city council provided a grant for the founding of the Everyman Theatre , which became a centre for popular culture and radical play-writing.