Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (BOK)

Chris Megson

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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 leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Chris Megson
Forlag
METHUEN DRAMA
ISBN 9781408181324
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 3,8cm
Vekt 523 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Janelle G. Reinelt, Paola Botham, Richard Boon Emner og form Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: plays & playwrights