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Modern British playwriting : the 1970s : voices, documents, new interpretations

Author: Christopher Megson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Series: Methuen drama (Series); Decades of modern British playwriting.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Megson, Chris.
Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Named Person: Caryl Churchill; David Hare; Howard Brenton; David Edgar; Howard Brenton; Caryl Churchill; David Edgar; David Hare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Megson
ISBN: 9781408177891 1408177897
OCLC Number: 874162473
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; General Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Living in the 1970s; Domestic life; Society; Culture; Media; Science, technology and industry; Political events; 1 Theatre in the 1970s; The political context; Alternative theatre; Playwriting and politics; Funding; Flagship theatres; National and international contexts; Conclusion; 2 Introducing the Playwrights; Caryl Churchill; David Hare; Howard Brenton; David Edgar; 3 Playwrights and Plays; Caryl Churchill; Introduction; Owners; Vinegar Tom; Cloud Nine; Conclusion; David Hare; Introduction; Slag; Fanshen. 'The Play is in the Air'Plenty; Conclusion; Howard Brenton; Introduction; Brenton's bag; 'The View'; The bear pit; David Edgar; Introduction; Destiny; The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs; Mary Barnes; Conclusion; 4 Documents; James Aubrey; Howard Barker; Ian Blower; Howard Brenton; David Edgar; David Gant; Tim Hardy; Barry Kyle; Peter McEnery; Ian McNeice; Ann Mitchell; Di Seymour; Mary Sheen; Kit Surrey; A final word . . .; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Notes on Contributors.
Series Title: Methuen drama (Series); Decades of modern British playwriting.
Responsibility: Chris Megson.

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Essential for students of theatre studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume  Read more...

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