‘1984’ in Spokane

Our American correspondent Carol Biederstadt crossed the continent from her East Coast base wondering what a small company in Spokane, Washington State, could offer in a production of 1984. Read on and discover that she found a production that was not only "both current and timeless", but one that required an even larger vocabulary. Re-Educating…Read more ‘1984’ in Spokane

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Dr Goebbels’ Newsreels

A comparison between Josef Goebbels' intentions, as shown by some of his diary entries, and George Orwell's extrapolation of wartime propaganda through newsreels, looking at the atrocities in Orwell's fictional account with the actual events described by Goebbels.   For nearly half a century, from the 1920s to the 1970s, much of the world got…Read more Dr Goebbels’ Newsreels

Ruth Pitter

Ruth Pitter's name appears in the biographies of George Orwell as the Southwold friend who found him lodgings in London, when the would-be writer decided to place himself closer to the contacts and possible contracts that would make life as writer possible. * Ruth Pitter was born in 1897 and had been a friend of…Read more Ruth Pitter