THEATER ABROAD: Strasberg-on-Avon

One play, when it first turned up, was just "30 pages of unprintable dialogue." Another was a draft mailed in for criticism by a 19-year-old Lancashire girl. Yet each had all the racy, rowdy, down-to-life vitality that Producer-Director Joan Littlewood is forever seeking. After helping the authors to shape their work, she staged both plays—Brendan Behan's The Hostage and Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey — in her small. 512-seat Theater Royal in the waterfront London slum district called Stratford East. Both won so much praise that they eventually moved from farthingsville...

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