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: 9027

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

The Modern British Drama

In Five Volumes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English drama

Page: N.A

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1956 and All that

The Making of Modern British Drama

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415189385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 706

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.

The Modern British Drama

In Five Volumes, Volume 4

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781343374676


Page: 662

View: 3893

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, Vol. 2 of 5

Tragedies (Classic Reprint)

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780428634223

Category: Poetry

Page: 612

View: 7442

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 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

Modern British Drama on Screen

Author: R. Barton Palmer,William Robert Bray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107652405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 4468

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 Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

Author: Elaine Aston,Janelle Reinelt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595339

Category: Drama

Page: 276

View: 7351

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.

Drama + Theory

Critical Approaches to Modern British Drama

Author: Peter Buse

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057229

Category: Drama

Page: 204

View: 6043

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.

Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Author: David Pattie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 1982

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.

Radical stages

alternative history in modern British drama

Author: D. Keith Peacock

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Drama

Page: 202

View: 5920

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.

Modern British Playwriting: The 1960s

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Author: Steve Nicholson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408129620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 1826

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 . The 1960s was a decade of seismic changes in British theatre as in society at large. This important new study in Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series explores how theatre-makers responded to the changes in society. Together with a thorough survey of the theatrical activity of the decade it offers detailed reassessments of the work of four of the leading playwrights. The 1960s volume provides in-depth studies of the work of four of the major playwrights who came to prominence: Edward Bond (by Steve Nicholson), John Arden (Bill McDonnell), Harold Pinter (Jamie Andrews) and Alan Ayckbourn (Frances Babbage). It examines their work then, its legacy today, and how critical consensus has changed over time.

British drama since Shaw

Author: Emil Roy

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr


Category: Drama

Page: 143

View: 2266

This penetrating survey covers the most creative of the Anglo-Irish modern play­wrights, beginning with George Bernard Shaw and including the avant-garde dramatists of the 1960s. Emil Roy, an expert in British drama, is the author of Chris­topher Fry, previously published in this series. Roy devotes individual chapters to Shaw, W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, and Sean O’Casey. He discusses T. S. Eliot and Christopher Fry together, since Fry is Eliot’s disciple in poetic drama. And in his concluding chapter, entitled “The Moderns,” he provides an examination of John Osborne, John Arden, Harold Pinter, Arnold Wesker, and John Whiting. Up-to-date and concise, the book thus affords a view of the best of modern Brit­ish drama.

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470751479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 9123

This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.