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Joan Littlewood Biography ((?)-2002)
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CTFT has learned that because of her political opinions, Joan Littlewood wasbanned as a freelance writer from the BBC and Entertainments National ServiceAssociation from 1939-45.
Littlewood died on September 20, 2002. She was 87.
- FIRST LONDON STAGE WORK--Director, Operation Olive Branch (re- titled from Lysistrata), Rudolf Steiner Hall, October, 1947.
- FIRST BROADWAY STAGE WORK--Director, The Hostage, Cort Theatre, September, 1960.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Director, Uranium 235, Embassy Theatre, transferred to the Comedy Theatre, London, 1952.
- DIRECTOR; WITH THEATRE WORKSHOP, THEATRE ROYAL, STRATFORD,LONDON The Dutch Courtesan, The Fire Eaters, The Flying Doctor, Johnny Noble, The Cruel Daughters, The Chimes, The Prince and the Pauper, The Good Soldier Schweik (the last transferred to the Embassy Theatre), all 1954.
- Richard II, The Other Animals, Volpone, The Midwife, The Legend of Pepito, The Sheep Well, The Italian Straw Hat, all 1955.
- The Good Soldier Schweik, Edward II, The Quare Fellow, all 1956.
- You Won't Always Be on Top, And the Wind Blew, Macbeth, all 1957.
- Celestina, Unto Such Glory, The Respectable Prostitute, A Taste of Honey,The Hostage, A Christmas Carol, all 1958.
- Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, The Dutch Courtesan, Make Me an Offer, all 1959.
- Ned Kelly, Every Man in His Humour, Sparrers Can't Sing, all 1960.
- We're Just Not Practical, They Might Be Giants, both 1961.
- Oh, What a Lovely War!, 1963 (also at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1964), A Kayf Up West, both 1964.
- Macbird!, Intrigues and Amours, Mrs. Wilson's Diary, The Marie Lloyd Story, all 1967.
- Forward, Up Your End, The Projector, all 1970.
- The Londoners, The Hostage, Costa Packet, all 1972.
- So You Want to Be in Pictures, 1973.
- Also directed: Mother Courage and Her Children, Devon Festival, Barnstaple, U.K., 1955; Unternehmen olzweig, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin, Germany, 1960; Henry IV, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, 1964.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director, Theatre Workshop on tour, 1945-53, British Isles, Scandinavia,Germany, and Czechoslovakia, 1945-53.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Witch, Uranium 235, Comedy Theatre, London, 1952.
Credits; with the Theatre Workshop, Theatre Royal, Stratford, London
- Marinette, The Flying Doctor, 1954, Duchess of Gloucester, Richard II, 1955, and Mrs. Kepes, The Midwife, 1955.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Director, Sparrers Can't Sing, 1963.
- All produced at the Theatre Workshop, Theatre Royal, Stratford, London: The Cruel Daughters, The Chimes, The Prince and the Pauper, all 1954.
- A Christmas Carol, 1958.
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