The Resource The Condition of the Working Class

The Condition of the Working Class

Label
The Condition of the Working Class
Title
The Condition of the Working Class
Contributor
Filmmaker
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Subject
Summary
This film is inspired by Engels' book written in 1844, The Condition of the Working Class in England. How much has really changed since then? In 2012 a group of working class people from Manchester and Salford come together to create a theatrical show from scratch based on their own experiences and Engels' book. They have eight weeks before their first performance. The Condition of the Working Class follows them from the first rehearsal to the first night performance and situates their struggle to get the show on stage in the context of the daily struggles of ordinary people facing economic crisis and austerity politics. The people who came together to do the show turned from a group of strangers, many of whom had never acted before, into The Ragged Collective, in little more than two months. This film, full of political passion and anger, is a wonderful testament to the creativity, determination and camaraderie of working people that blows the media stereotypes of the working class out of the water. "If you want to see how, fundamentally, the way people see and treat each other in Britain has not changed in over 160 years watch this film. Some things have changed. People have sewers now, £9 JSA a day, are taught to read, but not really to write or speak. We still look up and down at each other in ways we did then, betray ourselves through our accents, our dress, our work - if we can get a job. It might be theatre but it's not acting. It's a blow against the mean low money grabbers." Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography at Sheffield University
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Inside Film in 2012
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Neill, Deirdre
  • Wayne, Mike
  • Kanopy
Runtime
82
Technique
live action
Label
The Condition of the Working Class
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1126061
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan1126061
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The Condition of the Working Class
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1126061
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan1126061
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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