Joan Littlewood Producing The Quare Fellow

EXHIBITION : BRENDAN BEHAN

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Joan Littlewood recalls receiving a script for 'The Quare Fellow' in the post, Behan's first visit to her theatre in London, and how she and Behan became friends and collaborators.

  • Title
    Brendan Behan - The Writer, The Rebel, And The Rollicking Boy
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/03/1974
  • Contributor
    Anthony Cronin (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:49
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Joan Littlewood Producing The Quare Fellow
  • Extended description

    English theatre director and producer Joan Littlewood describes how she got the script for the 'The Quare Fellow' and finally met Brendan Behan. She recalls how Behan on seeing Act 1 of the play for the first time in the Theatre Workshop laughed and said, "Ah be Christ I am a fucking genius."

  • Information

    'Brendan Behan - The Writer, The Rebel, And The Rollicking Boy' was a documentary compiled and presented by Anthony Cronin to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Behan.

    The programme was broadcast on the 24 March 1974.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows Anthony Cronin, in a radio studio to record a segment for the programme 'Sunday Miscellany' in 1974.

    The photographer was Eve Holmes.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2086-027

  • Local keywords
    Brendan Behan, Literature, Arts, Drama, Joan Littlewood, Anthony Cronin, Theatre
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1974
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA15454
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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