The Great Stage Directors, volume 6: Littlewood, Planchon, Strehler

Finburgh, Clare and Boenisch, Peter, eds. 2018. The Great Stage Directors, volume 6: Littlewood, Planchon, Strehler. London: Bloomsbury Methuen. ISBN 9781474254168 [Edited Book]

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This collection of essays by international experts (Michel Bataillon, Bent Holm, Pia Kleber, Margherita Laera, Robert Leach and Danielle Mérahi) illustrates how three of the twentieth-century’s most important European theatre directors – Joan Littlewood, Giorgio Strehler and Roger Planchon – revisited works from the classic dramatic canon by drawing on popular theatre traditions, in order to reach out to spectators beyond the educated middle-class elite, and put theatre in the service of uniting a traumatised post-war continent. The volume is one of an eight-part series entitled The Great European Stage Directors that are edited by leading theatre studies experts and aimed at theatre practitioners, academics and students.

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Edited Book


Great European stage directors, Joan Littlewood, Giorgio Strehler, Roger Planchon, popular performance, post-war performance, political performance, Europeanism

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP)


18 October 2018

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21 Dec 2018 10:04

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21 Dec 2018 10:04


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