This new article discusses Greenwood's so far unnoticed engagement with the Beveridge Report (which established a framework for the British Welfare State after 1945) in his two wartime works, the novel Something in My Heart (1943), and the play The Cure for Love (1945). Enjoy! See: Walter Greenwood and the Beveridge Report (1941-1945) Best Chris.
Many apologies - I forgot in yesterday's post to include a link to the new page on the Complete Works of Walter Greenwood. Here it is!: https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/the-complete-works-of-walter-greenwood-1933-1967-a-gallery/ Best Chris.
I've added this page to give an overview of everything Greenwood published between 1933 and 1967. It is intended to be very much a visual experience - each work is represented by the dust wrapper or cover design of the first edition of each novel, play, or non-fiction work. See: The Complete Works of Walter… Continue reading New Page: The Complete Works of Walter Greenwood – a Gallery
The remarkable People's Palace, a centre of democratic education and entertainment, put on a production of Greenwood and Gow's play as soon as it was released for repertory company production in 1938. This article features the programme and flyers the People's Palace designed and distributed in order to bring in as wide an audience as… Continue reading New article: Love on the Dole at the People’s Palace (Mile End Road, London E.1, 1938)
Within a month of the play of Love on the Dole opening at the Garrick Theatre in London, Greenwood was interviewed about the origins of the story by the then celebrity journalist and drama critic Hannen Swaffer. Swaffer quite correctly saw the play as an anti-National Government work, but also presented its working-class author (the… Continue reading New Article: The First Press interview with Greenwood, February, 1935