Shelagh Delaney RIP
Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:55 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:07 AM
Only last week Stratford Picturehouse which is next door to the Theatre Royal had a special showing of the film 'A Taste of Honey' with a Q and A with Murray Melvin. I didn't go to it, but as I live around the corner from there I often see Mr Melvin who is now the theatre archivist. He is one of those enviable people who looks much better with age!
Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:56 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:08 PM
Really ? As the only famous theatre play she wrote (out of a grand total of two it seems) was last produced in the very early 1960s it doesn't surprise me at all - I bet absolutely no-one here has ever seen a play written by her. Same era as Arnold Wesker of course, whose play from that period "The Kitchen" was recently revealed to us as a stinker of the highest order.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:19 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:20 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:51 PM
Whilst I would agree that the play has dated rather badly, and she was hardly prolific in produced stage works, ATOH was given a major revival at the Royal Exchange in Manchester in 2008 to generally favourable reviews. And I did see an earlier revival at Oldham Coliseum (from which my opening comment relates).
And who could see that the road would twist
Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:48 AM
But this is not a film discussion board so why is it surprising no-one commented on her death ? She is a small footnote in theatre history really, but more than that in UK film history.
Well done to Ian for seeing two revivals of ATOH - of course as they were not in London I was not aware (or interested) in them.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:24 PM
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