Definition of Joan Littlewood from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Joan Littlewood

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(1914-2002) an English theatre director. She began her career in the 1930s directing plays for working-class audiences. She formed a group called Theatre Workshop and developed new ways of presenting plays at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in London. Her productions included A Taste of Honey (1959) and Oh What a Lovely War (1963) both of which were later made into films.