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We are here to Salute the Red Army: Basil Dean and his Russian adventures
In 1943, Britain had been at war with Nazi Germany for over three years. The USSR had become a rather unlikely British ally in 1941, and after two years of brutal conflict had begun to gain an advantage against German ...
‘Hassan: Iraq on the British Stage’
(Theatre Notebook, 2012)
This article examines Basil Dean's 1923 version of James Elroy Flecker's 'Hassan'.
The Poetic Materiality of Fascism on the British Stage
(De Gruyter, 2013)
This chapter examines the presentation of fascism in British theatre, looking particularly at Stephen Spender's Trial of a Judge.
Moscow, St Petersburg, London: Hubert Griffith and the search for a Russian truth
(Comparative Drama, 2015)
In lieu of an abstract: Hubert Griffith’s play Red Sunday premiered at the Arts Theatre, London in June 1929 under the direction of Russian émigré Theodor Komisarjevsky. Subsequently, Griffith submitted the play to the ...
The Shadows and the Rush of Light: Ewan MacColl and Expressionist Drama
(New Theatre Quarterly, 2007)
It has generally been assumed that the Expressionist movement had little noticeable impact on British theatre. This paper suggests that in the plays of Ewan MacColl (and in particular his 'The Other Animals' of 1948) there ...
Modernism and European drama/theatre
This chapter explores the rich history of early twentieth-century performance in Europe, situating it within global re-conceptions of modernism.
Modernist and Avant-Garde Performance: an introduction
(Edinburgh University Press, 2015)
This textbook introduces the reader to modernist avant-garde theatre. It clearly explains the key terms as well as the major movements, including Expressionism, Dadaism, Futurism, Workers’ theatres, Constructivism and the ...
Ugliness and Beauty: the politics of landscape in Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole.
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
The multi-spatial landscape of the North-West of England (Manchester–Salford and the surrounding area) provides the setting for Walter Greenwood's 1934 play Love on the Dole. Both the urban industrialized cityscape and the ...
Reappropriating the Pace-Egging tradition: Ewan MacColl’s St George and the Dragon
(Modern Drama, 2010)
Best known as a folk singer, Ewan MacColl wrote upwards of twenty plays; some of his most effective works are his adaptation plays, contemporary dramatic works using canonical playtexts as catalysts. In 1964–65 MacColl ...
British Avant-Garde Theatre
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2012)
This book explores an under-researched body of work from the early decades of the twentieth century, connecting plays, performances and practitioners together in dynamic dialogues. Moving across national, generational and ...