The Professions in Contemporary Drama [NOOK Book]

Overview

Numerous plays have professionals as major characters, but academia has ignored them to a large extent.
The Professions in Contemporary British Drama fills this extraordinary gap with a series of nine papers discussing the educational professions (Bennett, Mangan), the medical profession (Shields, Buse, ), priests (Kurdi), archaeologists (Forsyth) and artists (Di Benedetto, Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Edwards).
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The Professions in Contemporary Drama

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Overview

Numerous plays have professionals as major characters, but academia has ignored them to a large extent.
The Professions in Contemporary British Drama fills this extraordinary gap with a series of nine papers discussing the educational professions (Bennett, Mangan), the medical profession (Shields, Buse, ), priests (Kurdi), archaeologists (Forsyth) and artists (Di Benedetto, Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Edwards).
The book is of relevance to theatre academics and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is based on a conference organised in conjunction with the Centre for English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 6 March 1998.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841508795
  • Publisher: Intellect
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 609 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction
1 Bouncer-Teacher-Doctor: Gentrification and the Role of the Outsider in the Plays of John Godber
2 'Appalling Teachers': Masculine Authority in the Classroom in Educating Rita and Oleanna
3 Theatricality and Madness: Minding the Mind-doctors
4 Carry on Welfare State: Orton, Nichols, and the Medical Profession
5 The Priest Character's Space and Function in Contemporary British and Irish Drama
6 The Depiction of the Artist in David Storey's Life Class: The Play as Visual Art
7 The Artist as Character in Contemporary British Bio-Plays
8 The Professional Archaeologist and The Aesthetics of Cultural Imperialism in Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrynchus
9 Wittgenstein and Morality - The Playwright's Purpose
Bibliography
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