British Realist Theatre: The New Wave in its Context 1956 - 1965

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The British 'New Wave' of dramatists, actors and directors in the late 1950s and 1960s created a defining moment in post-war theatre. British Realist Theatre is an accessible introduction to the New Wave, providing the historical and cultural background which is essential for a true understanding of this influential and dynamic era.
Drawing upon contemporary sources as well as the plays themselves, Stephen Lacey considers the plays' influences, their impact and their critical ...

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Overview

The British 'New Wave' of dramatists, actors and directors in the late 1950s and 1960s created a defining moment in post-war theatre. British Realist Theatre is an accessible introduction to the New Wave, providing the historical and cultural background which is essential for a true understanding of this influential and dynamic era.
Drawing upon contemporary sources as well as the plays themselves, Stephen Lacey considers the plays' influences, their impact and their critical receptions. The playwrights discussed include:

• Edward Bond

• John Osborne

• Shelagh Delaney
• Harold Pinter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415077828
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/6/1995
  • Pages: 216
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Representing Contemporary Britain: Anger, Affluence and Hegemony 9
2 Institutions and Audiences 40
3 Realism, Class and Culture 63
4 'Beyond Naturalism Pure': Realism, Naturalism and the New Wave 98
5 Redefining Realism 124
6 The Two New Waves: Realism in Theatre and Film 163
In Conclusion: The 1960s - New Definitions of 'What Britain is Like' 190
Bibliography 192
Index 202
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