Theatre of the People: Donald Wolfit's Shakespearean Productions 1937-1953

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 play The Dresser… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 29, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9781442257344

Page count: 240 pages

Language: English


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