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New Light on Tony Harrison$
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Edith Hall

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266519

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.001.0001

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The Man Who Came to Read the Metre

The Man Who Came to Read the Metre

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New Light on Tony Harrison

Lee Hall

British Academy

A personal memoir of how Tony Harrison influenced both my work personally and my generation of playwrights in general. From a meeting in Newcastle Upon Tyne when I was a teenager to his guidance as a beacon for an engaged theatre that dealt with power and class I trace his journey which like mine was from a strong Northern working class community to the main stages of the National Theatre. His example of integrating the traditions of Popular Theatre with the Classical, the tribulations of being a working-class scholar and the ambitions of his formal and thematic concerns have been exemplary not only to me but to my generation of theatre makers.

Keywords:   Class, Education, Music Hall, Basil Bunting, Peter Hall, National Theatre, The Mysteries, Oresteia

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