Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century

Author: Christopher Innes,C. D. Innes,Professor Christopher Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521816519

Category: Drama

Page: 572

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Updated edition of Modern British Drama, 1890-1990, now covering all of the twentieth century.

Landmarks of Modern British Drama: The plays of the seventies

Author: Roger Cornish,Violet Ketels

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780413590909

Category: Drama

Page: 623

View: 2955

Briefly traces the history of British theater in the sixties, shares seven representative plays, and describes the background of each playwright

1956 and All that

The Making of Modern British Drama

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415189385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 9214

It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May 1956. But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed? Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems? In this bold and fascinating challenge to the received wisdom of the last forty years of theatrical history, Dan Rebellato uncovers a different story altogether. It is one where Britain's declining Empire and increasing panic over the 'problem' of homosexuality played a crucial role in the construction of an enduring myth of the theatre. By going back to primary sources and rigorously questioning all assumptions, Rebellato has rewritten the history of the Making of Modern British Drama.

Modern British Drama on Screen

Author: R. Barton Palmer,William Robert Bray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107652405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 1865

This collection of essays offers the first comprehensive treatment of British and American films adapted from modern British plays. Offering insights into the mutually profitable relationship between the newest performance medium and the most ancient. With each chapter written by an expert in the field, Modern British Drama on Screen focuses on key playwrights of the period including George Bernard Shaw, Somerset Maugham, Terence Rattigan, Noel Coward and John Osborne and the most significant British drama of the past century from Pygmalion to The Madness of George III. Most chapters are devoted to single plays and the transformations they underwent in the move from stage to screen. Ideally suited for classroom use, this book offers a semester's worth of introductory material for the study of theater and film in modern Britain, widely acknowledged as a world center of dramatic productions for both the stage and screen.

The Modern British Drama

In Five Volumes, Volume 4

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781343374676


Page: 662

View: 3364

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Modern British Drama; Volume Fifth

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Gale Ncco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781375276962


Page: N.A

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere -- including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry, and more -- with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers. The Corvey library was built during the last half of the 19th century by Victor and his wife Elise, both bibliophiles with varied interests. The collection thus contains everything from novels and short stories to belles lettres and more populist works, and includes many exceedingly rare works not available in any other collection from the period. These invaluable, sometimes previously unknown works are of particular interest to scholars and researchers. European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes: * Novels and Gothic Novels * Short Stories * Belles-Lettres * Short Prose Forms * Dramatic Works * Poetry * Anthologies * And more Selected with the guidance of an international team of expert advisors, these primary sources are invaluable for a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study, providing never before possible research opportunities for one of the most studied historical periods. Additional Metadata Primary Id: B0877505 PSM Id: NCCOF0063-C00000-B0877505 DVI Collection Id: NCCOC0062 Bibliographic Id: NCCO003533 Reel: 4915 MCODE: 4UVC Original Publisher: Printed for William Miller Original Publication Place: London Original Imprint Manufacturer: Printed by James Ballantyne & Co. Subjects English drama (Tragicomedy) -- 19th century Operas -- Librettos

The Modern British Drama, Vol. 2 of 5

Tragedies (Classic Reprint)

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780428634223

Category: Poetry

Page: 612

View: 7025

Excerpt from The Modern British Drama, Vol. 2 of 5: Tragedies That he claims no dominion o'er my tears A daughter sure may be right dutiful, Whose tears alone are free from a restraint. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

Author: Elaine Aston,Janelle Reinelt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595339

Category: Drama

Page: 276

View: 8041

This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theatre scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

The Modern British Drama

In 5 Vol. Operas and farces

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 668

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Author: David Pattie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 6014

Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period . Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of the theatre of the decade together with a detailed study of the work of T.S Eliot (by Sarah Bay-Cheng) , Terence Rattigan (David Pattie), John Osborne (Luc Gilleman) and Arnold Wesker (John Bull). The volume sets the context by providing a chronological survey of the 1950s, a period when Britain was changing rapidly and the very fabric of an apparently stable society seemed to be under threat. It explores the crisis in the theatrical climate and activity in the first part of the decade and the shift as the theatre began to document the unease in society, before documenting the early life of the four principal playwrights studied in the volume. Four scholars provide detailed examinations of the playwrights' work during the decade, combining an analysis of their plays with a study of other material such as early play drafts, interviews and the critical receptions of the time. An Afterword reviews what the writers went on to do and provides a summary evaluation of their contribution to British theatre from the perspective of the twenty-first century.

Modern British dramas

Author: Harlan Hatcher

Publisher: N.A


Category: English Drama

Page: 374

View: 5594

Drama + Theory

Critical Approaches to Modern British Drama

Author: Peter Buse

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057229

Category: Drama

Page: 204

View: 9253

Peter Buse illuminates the relationship between modern British drama and contemporary critical and cultural theory. He demonstrates how theory allows fresh insights into familiar drama, pairing well-known plays with classic theory texts. The theoretical text is more than applied to the dramatic text, instead Buse shows how they reflect on each other. Drama + Theory provides not only provides new interpretations of popular plays, but of the theoretical texts as well.

Radical stages

alternative history in modern British drama

Author: D. Keith Peacock

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Drama

Page: 202

View: 3898

The study analyzes how the revolutionary and social movements of the period, including the women's movement, are reflected in its historical drama and speculates on the future of British historical drama.

English Drama of the Early Modern Period 1890-1940

Author: Jean Chothia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315504200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 8666

The period 1890-1940 was a particularly rich and influential phase in the development of modern English theatre: the age of Wilde and Shaw and a generation of influential actors and managers from Irving and Terry to Guilgud and Olivier. Jean Chothia's study is in two parts beginning with a portrait of the period, setting the narrative context and considering the dramatic social and cultural changes at work during this time. It then focuses on some of the main themes in the theatre, from Shaw and comedy, to the rise of political and radio drama, providing an interpretative framework for the period. This volume will be of great benefit to students and academics of English literature and drama, as it covers the work of the major dramatists of the period as well as considering the dramatic output of literary figures, such as James, Eliot and Lawrence.