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The Full Room

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Now out in paperback, this highly personal and comprehensive survey of contemporary drama which celebrates the plays and playwrights at the forefront of theatre today

All the way from A-Z, Dromgoole's engaging and provocative short essays include his thoughts on Sebastian Barry, Edward Bond, April de Angelis, Pam Gems, David Hare, Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson, Harold Pinter, Mark Ravenhill, and many, many more. Intelligent, partisan, enthusiastic and always ...

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Overview

Now out in paperback, this highly personal and comprehensive survey of contemporary drama which celebrates the plays and playwrights at the forefront of theatre today

All the way from A-Z, Dromgoole's engaging and provocative short essays include his thoughts on Sebastian Barry, Edward Bond, April de Angelis, Pam Gems, David Hare, Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson, Harold Pinter, Mark Ravenhill, and many, many more. Intelligent, partisan, enthusiastic and always illuminating, this is an insider's guide to the key shapers of theatre over the last decade, and essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary theatre.

This edition includes a new afterword.

"We are living in the middle of a carnival, a free festival, a fĂȘte, a flower show, a harvest home, a steam fair, a rock festival, a grand glorious tender wild burst of new plays." Dominic Dromgoole

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413771346
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Plays and Playwrights Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Sam Adamson 1
John Arden 3
David Ashton 5
Alan Ayckbourn 8
Biyi Bandele 11
Howard Barker 13
Sebastian Barry 16
Alan Bennett 20
Simon Bent 22
Steven Berkoff 25
Simon Block 28
Edward Bond 30
Howard Brenton 34
Lesley Bruce 39
Jez Butterworth 41
Richard Cameron 44
Marina Carr 48
Jim Cartwright 49
Caryl Churchill 52
Jane Coles 55
Ray Cooney 57
Lucinda Coxon 58
Martin Crimp 61
Mike Cullen 64
Kate Dean 66
April De Angelis 68
David Edgar 71
Helen Edmunson 77
David Eldridge 79
Ben Elton 81
Kevin Elyot 83
Peter Flannery 85
Brad Fraser 87
Michael Frayn 88
Brian Friel 91
Christopher Fry 92
Athol Fugard 94
William Ganimara 96
Lucy Gannon 97
Pam Gems 99
Peter Gill 101
John Godber 104
Murray Gold 106
Simon Gray 110
Trevor Griffiths 113
Nick Grosso 117
John Guare 119
Lee Hall 121
Christopher Hampton 123
Chris Hannan 125
David Hare 128
Tony Harrison 134
David Harrower 136
Jonathan Harvey 140
Robert Holman 145
Declan Hughes 148
Catherine Johnson 151
Judith Johnson 154
Terry Johnson 155
Charlotte Jones 159
Sarah Kane 161
Charlotte Keatley 166
Barrie Keefe 168
Franz Xavier Kroetz 170
Tony Kushner 173
Tracy Letts 175
Doug Lucie 178
Roy MacGregor 180
Frank MacGuinness 184
Conor McPherson 186
David Mamet 190
Patrick Marber 193
Martin McDonagh 197
Arthur Miller 201
Adrian Mitchell 204
Gary Mitchell 206
John Mortimer 208
Gregory Motton 209
Jimmy Murphy 211
Tom Murphy 212
Phyllis Nagy 214
Anthony Neilson 215
Tamsin Oglesby 218
John Osborne 219
Joe Penhall 221
Winsome Pinnock 223
Harold Pinter 225
Stephen Poliakoff 229
David Rabe 231
Mark Ravenhill 235
Yasmina Reza 239
Philip Ridley 240
Billy Roche 242
Peter Shaffer 246
Sam Shepard 248
Jack Shepherd 251
Shelagh Stephenson 252
James Stock 254
Tom Stoppard 257
David Storey 262
Judith Thompson 269
Naomi Wallace 270
Nick Ward 273
Keith Waterhouse 276
Irvine Welsh 277
Arnold Wesker 281
Peter Whelan 284
August Wilson 286
Snoo Wilson 288
Charles Wood 291
Nick Wright 295
Richard Zajdlic 298
Afterword to the 2002 edition 300
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