Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century / Edition 2

Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century / Edition 2

by Christopher Innes, C. D. Innes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521016754

ISBN-13: 9780521016759

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A revised and updated version of Modern British Drama, 1890-1990, is the first one-volume analysis of English playwriting over the twentieth century. Through detailed discussions of major dramatists and plays, Christopher Innes traces the evolution of modernism from Bernard Shaw to the present as well as theatrical developments over the period. The text includes

Overview

A revised and updated version of Modern British Drama, 1890-1990, is the first one-volume analysis of English playwriting over the twentieth century. Through detailed discussions of major dramatists and plays, Christopher Innes traces the evolution of modernism from Bernard Shaw to the present as well as theatrical developments over the period. The text includes information on the social and political environment surrounding the plays, first productions and critical reception, and chronology and illustrations from key performances, lists of playwrights and works, and selective bibliographies. It is an invaluable guide for students, theater-goers and theater historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521016759
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chronology; 1. Contexts; 2. Defining modernism: George Bernard Shaw; 3. Social themes and realistic formulae [playwrights discussed include: Granville-Barker, Workers' Theatre Movement; Rattigan; Osborne; Wesker; Brechtian influences; Arden; Bond; Edgar; Brenton; Hare; Gems]; 4. The comic mirror - tradition and innovation [playwrights discussed include: Maugham; Coward; Travers; Orton; Beckett; Pinter; Barnes; Griffiths; Ayckbourn; Frayn; Stoppard; Marber]; 5. Poetic drama - verse, fantasy and symbolic images [playwrights discussed include: Barrie; Priestley; Auden; Isherwood; Eliot; Fry; Shaffer; Whiting; Rudkin; Barker; Churchill; Kane; McBurney]; Bibliographies; Index.

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