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Written by W. Lawrance

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Paperback and Kindle edition of our study guide, on Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop play, provides an essential resource for students and teachers. The play, which is renowned as anti-war and propagating the “Lions led by Donkeys” concept, so prevalent in the 1960’s, offers excellent scope for inclusion in comparative work.

This Literature Study Guide comprises an overview of the play followed by a summary of the main events and conversations depicted in the two acts of the play. These clear and concise notes are particularly useful for revision, refreshing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the play.

Rather than analysing the characters in the play, we have provided biographies for Sir Douglas Haig and Sir John French. Taken in conjunction with the next section, this enables students to see how the real personalities differ from their portrayal in the play.

In the “Critical Analysis” section, we have provided a detailed critical examination of two topics which are relevant to the study of this play:

  • Portrayal of Characters
  • The Representation of War

Considered by many to be the key asset of our Notes, the ‘Comparisons’ section provides a valuable critical evaluation of the use of satire in First World War literature. The treatment of Oh What a Lovely War is compared to the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon and A.P. Herbert as well as The Wipers Times and Blackadder Goes Forth.

The guide offers ‘General Advice’ to students, with useful tips on examination techniques.

Useful suggestions for further reading are provided, with brief descriptions, for titles that we believe enhance one’s understanding of the novel.


• Useful in-depth summary/analysis of the novel • Detailed notes on Character Analysis, Themes and Comparisons provide a valuable resource for examinations, coursework and individual essays • Biography of Remarque giving useful background information on the author.


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Information :

Format: Paperback, Kindle
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910603-0-93
ASIN: 0000000000
Extent: tbc
Published Date: 30 January 2015
Edition: First

Details :
  • Author : web.admin
  • Category : Amazon Kindle, Forthcoming Titles, Paperback
  • Date : 1st November, 2014
  • Tags : Joan Littlewood Oh What a Lovely War Theatre Workshop