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New Acquisitions During Library Re-classification

Over the next 18 months to two years from January 2019, Senate House Library will be undertaking a project to re-classify most of the open access Library stock into the Library of Congress Classificat...
30 Nov 2018

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“My Usual Self is a Very Unusual Self”: Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey

IMG_0447.PNGShelagh Delaney, born 25 November 1938, brought a new and vibrant voice to the 1950s English stage: female, teenage, working class, and northern. On 27th May 1958 the play A Taste of Honey was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Stratford. Written by the 19-year-old Shelagh Delaney A Taste of Honey would later transfer to the West End and transform into a film which became symbolic of the late 1950s / early1960s ‘kitchen sink drama’. 

25 Nov 2018
Leila Kassir