Theatre Of The People: Donald Wolfit's Shakespearean Productions 1937 1953
This book looks at how performances of Shakespeare in the Second World War (and post-war years) not only commented on the strife happening outside the theatre, but drew audiences together in a shared sense of community as a way of resisting the enemy. This examination is through the lens of one particular theatre actor/manager, Donald Wolfit, whose productions were extremely popular at the time. Wolfit was the model for Sir in Ronald Harwood's playThe Dresser and is remembered fondly by British audiences.
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- Format: Hardcover
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
- ISBN-13: 9781442257344
- ISBN: 1442257342
- Publication Year: 2015