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State of the nation : British theatre since 1945

Author: Michael Billington
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Billington looks at post-war Britain from a theatrical perspective. He examines the constant interplay between theatre and society from the resurgent optimism of the Attlee years to the satire boom of the 1960s and the growth of political theatre under Tony Blair in the post-Iraq period.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Billington
ISBN: 9780571210343 0571210341
OCLC Number: 163616670
Awards: Winner of Theatre Book Prize 2007.
Description: vii, 435 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The age of austerity : 1945-50 --
Safety first : 1950-55 --
Twelve o'clock rock : 1955-59 --
The ground shifts : 1960-63 --
Theatre of opposition : 1964-70 --
Blasted Heath : 1970-74 --
Winters of discontent : 1975-79 --
Scenes from an execution : 1979-90 --
Picking up the pieces : 1990-97 --
X. New labour, new theatre? : 1997-2006.
Responsibility: Michael Billington.

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Presents an overview of modern British theatre. This book includes a fresh and challenging look at the vast upheavals that have taken place in British society, and the theatre which documents and  Read more...

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Magisterial, informative and lively. Essential for anybody interested in theatre's recent history. The Times Billington is first-rate when it comes to spotting themes in the diverse work he has seen, Read more...

 
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