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English Drama Since 1940 [NOOK Book]

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English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal.  This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present.  The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work...
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Overview

English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal.  This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present.  The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, whilst arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field.












 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317875383
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/3/2014
  • Series: Longman Literature In English Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Ian Rabey is Reader in Drama and Subject Leader of Theatre Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is also a dramatist, director and performer.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
Author's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: How Should We Live? 1
1 1940-56: Reconciliation and Dissociation 6
2 Out of 1956: A Rising Generation 29
3 Beckett and Pinter: Terminal Contractions of (In)Consequence 47
4 Out of the 1950s and 1960s: Whose Is the Kingdom? 62
5 Bond: Blind Power 79
6 Subversion and Conclusion: Comedy from the 1960s to the 1990s 87
7 Out of the 1970s and 1980s: Rage at a Blocked Age: Four Odysseys 107
8 Melting the Boundaries: New Expressionism from the 1970s to the 1990s 128
9 Irish Drama: Twilights and Tigers 147
10 From the 1980s to the 1990s: Trapped Enough to Belong 167
11 Barker: Appalling Enhancements 182
12 A Blasted F[actual symbol not reproducible]ing Difference?: The 1990s and Beyond the Big Zeros 191
Chronology 211
General Bibliographies 225
Individual Authors 229
Index 245
Longman Literature in English Series 251
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