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Shelagh Delaney

(b. 1939)

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gay theatre and performance

gay theatre and performance  

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Theatrical production conceived and performed by gay men for gay audiences. In America, the movement is usually linked to the establishment of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the 1960s such as ...
Joan Littlewood

Joan Littlewood  

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(1914–2002)British theatre director, co-founder of the Theatre Workshop.Born in London, Littlewood studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Somewhat unfashionably, but typical of her unorthodox ...
John Bury

John Bury  

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(1925–2000)English scenographer. After the war he joined Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, designing and constructing scenery and driving the van. His groundbreaking designs there included Delaney's A ...
Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan  

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(1927–80),dramatic critic, educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He wrote for various papers, most influentially for the Observer (1954–63), and championed the plays of Osborne, Wesker, Delaney, ...
kitchen sink drama

kitchen sink drama  

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A term applied in the late 1950s to the plays of writers such as Wesker, S. Delaney, and J. Osborne, which portrayed working‐class or lower‐middle‐class life, with an emphasis on domestic realism.
A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey  

A: Shelagh Delaney Pf: 1958, London Pb: 1959 G: Drama in 2 acts S: Flat in Salford, 1950s C: 3m, 2fHelen, a peroxide-blonde ‘semi-whore’, has a tense relationship with her teenage daughter Josephine ...
Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan  

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(1911–82), playwright.The English writer, whose best plays were literate and dramatically effective, albeit sometimes superficial, scored his first American success in 1937 with French Without Tears. ...
Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop  

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Highly influential English company, based (1953–78) at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London. Established in 1945, Theatre Workshop was the last in a long line of troupes set up by ...
Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson  

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(1928–91)English director. Richardson began as an assistant to Devine at the Royal Court, later directing Osborne's landmark Look Back in Anger (1956) and The Entertainer (starring Olivier, 1957). ...
women in theatre

women in theatre  

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Why an article on ‘women in theatre’? The most cursory perusal of the panoply of pre-twentieth-century drama will provide the clue to the complex answer to so simple a question. ...

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