Dirty old town: the ambivalent city in the theatre of Ewan MacColl

Warden, Claire (2012) Dirty old town: the ambivalent city in the theatre of Ewan MacColl. In: The literary north. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 9780230367401

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Abstract

This book chapter reads one of MacColl's best plays, 'Landscape with Chimneys' as a theatricalisation of the Manchester-Salford landscape. The play's understanding of the cityscape is profoundly ambivalent; it is a place of pollution, unemployment, poor housing and class inequality but also a site of political change, education and learning. This highly ambivalent image is at the centre of this book chapter.

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Additional Information:This book chapter reads one of MacColl's best plays, 'Landscape with Chimneys' as a theatricalisation of the Manchester-Salford landscape. The play's understanding of the cityscape is profoundly ambivalent; it is a place of pollution, unemployment, poor housing and class inequality but also a site of political change, education and learning. This highly ambivalent image is at the centre of this book chapter.
Keywords:Manchester, Salford, Theatre
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Performing Arts
ID Code:4639
Deposited By: Claire Warden
Deposited On:23 Aug 2011 20:51
Last Modified:11 Dec 2012 12:31

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