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The English crime play in the twentieth century

Author: Beatrix Hesse
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Crime files series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive study of the English crime play, presenting a survey of 250 plays performed in the London West End between 1900 and 2000. The first part is historically orientated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Agatha Christie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrix Hesse
ISBN: 9781137463036 1137463031
OCLC Number: 909320938
Description: vi, 290 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Body in the Library and the Body on Stage 2. From Victorian Melodrama to the End of the Twenties3. From the 1930s to the End of WW II4. From the End of WW II to 19555. From 1956 to the End of the Sixties6. From Sleuth to In-Yer-Face Theatre7. Settings and Stage Sets8. Timing and Plot 'Construction'9. Dramatic Characters10. Violence, Crime and Punishment11. Genre, Generic Development and Subgenres12. Stage Adaptations of Agatha Christie's Detective Stories13. Other Types of Detective Fiction Adapted for the Stage14. Coda: The 20th-Century English Crime Play - A View from 2015Bibliography: The PlaysBibliography: Works CitedIndex
Series Title: Crime files series.
Responsibility: Beatrix Hesse, Professor of English and Cultural and Media Studies, Universität Passau, Germany.

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