New Article: Walter Greenwood’s Christmas Present for Arthur Wragg (1937)

In December 1937, Greenwood sent Wragg a handwritten short story called 'A Christmas Present'. It was never published and has remained undiscovered among Wragg's papers in the V&A Archive, where I found it on 20/6/2019. This is the first published account of the story, which adds a little more to Greenwood's body of fiction about… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood’s Christmas Present for Arthur Wragg (1937)

New Article: George Bernard Shaw, Wendy Hiller, and Walter Greenwood

There were many newspaper reports about Bernard Shaw going to see Love on the Dole in 1935, yet they all stressed how impressed he had been by Wendy Hiller's performance as Sally Hardcastle, while saying nothing about what he thought of Greenwood and Gow's play. This article tracks down Bernard Shaw's only known written response… Continue reading New Article: George Bernard Shaw, Wendy Hiller, and Walter Greenwood

New Article: ‘Mr and Mrs Buslingthorpe Go and See Love on the Dole (Grand Theatre, Leeds, May, 1934)’

This is a unique record of a response by two 'ordinary' (if perhaps fictional) Yorkshire folk to Greenwood and Gow's play in its pre-London regional tour in 1934. The play moved them a great deal, as the columnist 'W.L.A.' reported in the Leeds Mercury on 19th May 1934. https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/mr-and-mrs-buslingthorpe-go-and-see-love-on-the-dole-grand-theatre-leeds-may-1934/ By mid-November I'll add a further… Continue reading New Article: ‘Mr and Mrs Buslingthorpe Go and See Love on the Dole (Grand Theatre, Leeds, May, 1934)’