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Fully annotated student edition of a modern classic
Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War, told through the songs and documents of the period. First performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London in 1963, it received the acclaim of London audiences and critics. It won the Grand Prix of the Th??tre des Nations festival in Paris that year and has gone on to become a classic of the modern theatre. In 1969 a film version was made which extended the play's popular success. The play is now on the standard reading list of schools and universities around the UK and was revived by the Royal National Theatre in 1998.
Classic post-war play now available in Student Edition.
A theatrical chronicle of the First World War, Oh What A Lovely War is told through the songs and documents of the period.
Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop was set up at the end of World War II. In 1953 they moved into the old Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London and remained there for the next 11 years, during which time they built up an international reputation.
About the Author
Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company was set up at the end of World War II and an international reputation for doing classical and new plays, including Brendan Behan's The Hostage, Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey and the devised script of Oh What A Lovely War.