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TITLE: Lessons from Joan
Director: Walter Macintosh

Genre: Theatre Documentary

Format: HD


Contributors: Barbara Windsor, Peter Rankin et.

Company: Angel Lane Films

Runtime: 54' minutes.

ID: 379.




Joan Littlewood gained world fame with her musical „Oh, What a Lovely War!“ which played Broadway an amazing eight months. Walter Macintosh uses a Melbourne revival of the musical in order to revisit Joan Littlewood´s life and career assembling an astonishing number of survivors from those days in the 1960s. Her great causes were community and political theatre, improvisation and working class language, all of which have passed into the mainstream of drama. The Theatre Company Joan Littlewood and Gerry Raffles founded in Stratford, East London, continues to showcase new theatre work inspired by its local community and the world today.