Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Quotes • Joan Littlewood

Rogues & Vagabonds

Joan LittlewoodJoan Littlewood on the rubble outside the Theatre Royal, Stratford East [photo: Wikimedia]

‘With her gap-toothed grin and deep-set eyes, croaky-voiced and always with some sort of cap or bobble hat on her head, she resembled a cross between a Tartar warrior and a Cockney char.’ Alan Strachan, The Independent 23-09-02.

‘He became boring. He went down the drain. He was a snob, Jimmie, a great talent but always plugging the same thing. That beard, it was very bad.’ On her first husband Jimmie Miller, later the folk singer Ewan MacColl. The Times 23-09-02.

‘[The word actor] It’s an insult to them. I called them nuts, crackpots, tossers … I love them, the bastards. I never told them so.’ The Times 23-09-02.

‘I hate the bloody book. It’s not much good.’ On her autobiography, Joan’s Book. The Times 23-09-02.

‘To the end, the Bert Brecht cap still sat…

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