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Modern British playwriting. The 1980s : voices, documents, new interpretations

Author: Jane Milling
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2012.
Series: Decades of modern British playwriting.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume equips readers with a fresh assessment of the theatre and principle playwrights and plays from a decade when political and economic forces were changing society dramatically. It offers a broad survey of the context and of the playwrights and companies such as Complicite and DV8 that rose to prominence at this time.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Howard Barker; Jim Cartwright; Sarah Daniels; Timberlake Wertenbaker; Howard Barker; Jim Cartwright; Sarah Daniels; Timberlake Wertenbaker; Howard Barker; Jim Cartwright; Sarah Daniels; Timberlake Wertenbaker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Milling
ISBN: 9781408182130 1408182130 9781408129593 1408129590
OCLC Number: 797978449
Description: xi, 312 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1 Theatre in the 1980s 30 --
Thinking about the recent past 30 --
Institutions, policies and funding 36 --
New writing and playwrights in the 1980s 57 --
Cultures of protest: issue as subject matter 68 --
Present pasts 89 --
2 Introducing the Playwrights 91 --
Crafting careers 91 --
Howard Barker 95 --
Jim Cartwright 99 --
Sarah Daniels 100 --
Timberlake Wertenbaker 102 --
3 Playwrights and Plays 107 --
Howard Barker by Sarah Goldingay 107 --
The two lives of a play 107 --
The slippery Howard Barker 109 --
Victory: Choices in Reaction (1983) 112 --
The Castle: A Triumph (1985) 121 --
The Last Supper: A New Testament (1988) 132 --
Jim Cartwright by David Lane 136 --
Career and context 136 --
Commonalities in Cartwright 139 --
Road: venue and programming 146 --
Bed: process and collaboration 153 --
Two: popular culture and performance 158 --
Conclusion 164 --
Sarah Daniels / Jane Milling Milling, Jane 165 --
The question of realism 166 --
A laughing matter: issues, politics and comedy 169 --
Masterpieces 172 --
The Devil's Gateway 179 --
Neaptide 186 --
Still laughing 191 --
Timberlake Wertenbaker / Sara Freeman Freeman, Sara 192 --
The moment: 1988 192 --
The plays: brisk sensuality 197 --
The Grace of Mary Traverse 198 --
Our Country's Good 204 --
Love of the Nightingale 212 --
An assessment: interrogative affirmation 216 --
4 Documents 220 --
Howard Barker 220 --
Jim Cartwright 224 --
Sarah Daniels 228 --
Timberlake Wertenbaker 237.
Series Title: Decades of modern British playwriting.
Responsibility: Jane Milling.

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A critical study of the theatre produced in the 1980s with an in-depth analysis of the work of four key playwrights from the decade.  Read more...

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