Scenes from the Revolution: Making political theatre 1968-2018


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    Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of political theatre in Britain. Including 'lost' scripts from companies including Broadside Mobile Workers Theatre, The Women's Theatre Group and The General Will, with incisive commentary from contemporary political theatre makers, the book asks the essential questions: What can be learnt from our rich history of political theatre? And how might contemporary practitioners apply these approaches to our current politically troubled world?
    Beginning with a short history of pre-1968 political theatre - covering Brecht, Joan Littlewood and Ewan McColl - the editors move on to explore agit-prop, working-class, Theatre in Education, theatre and race, women’s theatre and LGBTQ theatre. Featuring many of the leading voices in the field, then and now, Scenes from the Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in politics in the arts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPluto Press
    Number of pages256
    ISBN (Electronic)9781786803368, 9781786803382, 9781786803375
    ISBN (Print)9780745338521, 9780745338514
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2018


    • theatre; drama; politics; agit-prop


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