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Modern British drama : the twentieth century

Author: Christopher D Innes
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ., [rev. and updated version of Modern British drama, 1890-1990]View all editions and formats
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Updated edition of Modern British Drama, 1890-1990, now covering all of the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Innes
ISBN: 0521016754 9780521016759 0521816513 9780521816519
OCLC Number: 216904040
Description: XXVII, 572 S. : ill.
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chronology; 1. Contexts; 2. Defining modernism: George Bernard Shaw; 3. Social themes and realistic formulae [playwrights discussed include: Granville-Barker, Workers' Theatre Movement; Rattigan; Osborne; Wesker; Brechtian influences; Arden; Bond; Edgar; Brenton; Hare; Gems]; 4. The comic mirror - tradition and innovation [playwrights discussed include: Maugham; Coward; Travers; Orton; Beckett; Pinter; Barnes; Griffiths; Ayckbourn; Frayn; Stoppard; Marber]; 5. Poetic drama - verse, fantasy and symbolic images [playwrights discussed include: Barrie; Priestley; Auden; Isherwood; Eliot; Fry; Shaffer; Whiting; Rudkin; Barker; Churchill; Kane; McBurney]; Bibliographies; Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Innes.
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