Chronotope and Rhythmic Production: Garden Cities, Narratives of Order and Spaces of Hope

  • Cathy Turner
Part of the New Dramaturgies book series (ND)


In George Bernard Shaw’s 1904 play, John Bull’s Other Island, the Irishman Peter Keegan reminds us, ‘Every dream is a prophecy: every jest is an earnest in the womb of Time’ (Shaw 1952 [1904]: 452). Perhaps in the same spirit, a reviewer of the 1910 Garden City Pantomime at Letchworth writes: ‘I refuse to take Garden City seriously, because, like all important things, it began as a joke. An official in the House of Lords wrote a little book about the cities of Tomorrow. A number of influential men took him at his word and floated a company to build castles in the air’ (Buckley 1910: n.p.).


Garden City Audience Member Rhythmic Gymnastic Modern Dance Rhythmic Production 
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