This is how someone keen to keep up with modern drama might have learnt more about Greenwood's play in 1936. The Autodidact’s Introduction to Love on the Dole: the Nelson Anthology of Modern Drama (1936) Best Chris.
Gracie Fields was an enormous star in Britain in the nineteen-thirties - first of music hall and then of film. She went to see the play of Love on the Dole early in its first production at the Garrick Theatre at the start of 1935. She expressed in public her great admiration for Greenwood's play,… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood and Gracie Fields
Walter Greenwood and Dora Bryan worked together twice, in 1945 and 1949. Neither project went perfectly for Dora, but it really wasn't wholly Walter's fault. In one case working with Robert Newton while he was drinking was problematic, and in the other case both Greenwood's Lancashire humour and Robert Donat's ill-health played a part. Walter… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood and Dora Bryan
Love on the Dole was adapted many times for radio and TV between 1936 and 1980 (predominantly by the BBC - there was only one - very good - ITV TV adaptation in 1967). But many other creative works by Greenwood were also broadcast. This is the first account of just how much of a… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood on Radio and TV
This was a bit buried in 'Greenwood's Other Books', so I'm giving it a bit more prominence in its own right. Walter Greenwood’s Memoir: There Was a Time (1967). Best Chris.