Overview

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 ...

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Joan Littlewood

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Overview

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.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781134302369
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1 Biography in political, social and artistic context 1
2 Joan Littlewood's working method 43
3 Description and analysis of Oh what a lovely war 77
4 Practical exercises 115
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