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FULL VOICING (Heslop) London 2011 Alistair Sutherland, Merryn Gamba

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  • Published by: MyNewOpera  
  • Date Published: 2022  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs  
  • Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
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The text is taken from London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew, and from interviews conducted by Christine Bacon of the human rights theatre company iceandfire; Mayhew‟s interviews are with working people in the 1840s, Bacon‟s with contemporary Londoners who are living in poverty.

In the 1840s, Henry Mayhew wanted his book to “cause those who are in „high places‟ … to bestir themselves to improve the condition of a class of people whose misery, ignorance, and vice, amidst all the immense wealth and great knowledge of „the first city in the world‟, is a national disgrace to us.” In 2008/09, 13½ million people in the UK were living below the poverty line: one in five of the population [poverty.org.uk].

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