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Theatre of the People : Donald Wolfit's Shakespearean Productions 1937-1953 (Hardcover) (Laurence Raw)
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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.
Number of Pages: 219
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Laurence Raw
Street Date: October 29, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7619
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