Notes: Radical Theatre in the 30s

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Notes: Radical Theatre in the 30s: English theatre in the 1930s, excerpts from unidentified plays, Walter Greenwood and Ronald Gow's Love on the Dole 1934, notes on Brecht, left wing theatre, Workers' Theatre Movement and Unity Theatre, manifestos and policies, Group Theatre, Clifford Odets's Waiting for Lefty 1935, Living Newspaper, Busmen, Unity Theatre production of Babes in the Wood, funding and censorship, Sheffield Crucible production of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, pageants and pageantry, amateur and professional theatre, comments by WH Auden on drama, Sean O'Casey's Red Roses for Me 1943, post war theatre, finance and state support, John Osborne's Look Back in Anger 1956, Arnold Wesker's Chicken Soup with Barley 1956, Brendan Behan's The Quare Fellow 1954, Joan Littlewood and Charles Chilton's Oh What a Lovely War 1963, John Arden's Serjeant Musgrave's Dance 1959, history of German theatre, Six Men of Dorset by Miles Malleson and H. Brooks 1952, community arts, reading lists for English Drama and Theatre 1900-1965 and Radical Drama 1930-1965 (university courses) copies of article from Time Out on fringe theatre, Arts Council reports, modern American drama, Athol Fugard's Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act 1972, appeal for donations for publishing work on Left Theatre, Cambridge English Tripos examination paper for English Drama and Theatre, May 1983, programme for Communist Rally 1939, Marxism Today August 1978, script for Pageant of South Wales, presented by South Wales Miners' Federation 1939, letter from Tony Jackson concerning conference on Radical Theatre in the Thirties 1984, letter from John Gorman concerning exhibition of British political posters, copy articles: 'The early years of Unity' by Malcolm Page, 'Glasgow Workers' Theatre Group and the Methodology of Theatre Studies' by Douglas Allen, 'Towards a Scottish People's Theatre: the Rise and Fall of Glasgow Unity' by John Hill