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dc.contributor.authorWarden, Claireen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-02T14:43:48Z
dc.date.available2016-03-02T14:43:48Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationWarden, Claire (2013) Ugliness and beauty: the politics of landscape in Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole'. New Theatre Quarterly, 29 (1). pp. 35-47en
dc.identifier.issn0266-464X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11564
dc.description.abstractThe 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 rural countryside that surrounds it are vital framing devices for the narrative – these spaces not simply acting as backdrops but taking on character roles. In this article Claire Warden reads the play's presentation of the North through the concept of landscape theatre, on the one hand, and Raymond Williams's city–country dialogism on the other, claiming that Love on the Dole is imbued with the revolutionary possibility that defines the very landscape in which it is set. From claustrophobic working-class kitchen to the open fields of Derbyshire, Love on the Dole has a sense of spatial ambition in which Greenwood regards all landscapes as tainted by the industrial world while maintaining their capacity to function independently. Ugliness and beauty, capitalist hegemony and socialistic hopefulness reside simultaneously in this important under-researched example of twentieth-century British theatre, thereby reflecting the ambivalent, shifting landscape of the North and producing a play that cannot be easily defined artistically or politically.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjecttheatreen
dc.subjectManchesteren
dc.titleUgliness and Beauty: the politics of landscape in Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X13000043
dc.researchgroupPerformance Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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