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Ewan MacColl, “the brilliant young Scots dramatist”: regional myth-making and Theatre Workshop

Warden, Claire (2011) Ewan MacColl, “the brilliant young Scots dramatist”: regional myth-making and Theatre Workshop. International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen, 4 (1). ISSN 2046-5602

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Abstract

In 1952 Theatre Workshop had a decision to make: where should the company be based? Eventually the operation was moved to Stratford East, London but East Kilbride, Scotland was suggested as a suitable permanent home. This was emblematic of broader connections between Theatre Workshop (specifically their chief playwright and co-founder, Ewan MacColl) and Scotland. This paper aims to understand and analyse the connections between the company, the playwright and the Scottish cultural scene.

Additional Information:In 1952 Theatre Workshop had a decision to make: where should the company be based? Eventually the operation was moved to Stratford East, London but East Kilbride, Scotland was suggested as a suitable permanent home. This was emblematic of broader connections between Theatre Workshop (specifically their chief playwright and co-founder, Ewan MacColl) and Scotland. This paper aims to understand and analyse the connections between the company, the playwright and the Scottish cultural scene.
Keywords:Hugh MacDiarmid, Joan Littlewood, Hamish Henderson
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:5764
Deposited On:31 May 2012 08:50

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