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Thread #6592   Message #2700270
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Cox
14-Aug-09 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Seeger genealogy
Subject: RE: Seeger genealogy
Note that there's a new version of Journeyman coming out in the Autumn, published by MUP and re-edited down by Ted Power from the (substantially larger) original manuscript that Ewan left. It'll have a new intro by Peggy, and will be launched at a concert in Salford on Oct 27 with Peggy Seeger and others.

Comment on a previous post. Theatre Workshop is described as 'Joan Littlewood's'. It was in truth Joan's AND Ewan's [and all the other participants - it aws a cooperative]: he wrote and adapted plays, and acted in them, and she directed. They began it together in 1945, and Ewan only left after they settled in East London in 1952, though he still worked with them for a spell. Theatre Workshop came out of two other experimental theatre groups they began in Manchester before the war - Theatre of Action, then Theatre Union. Theatre Union was raided by the Special Branch and closed down in May 1940.