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The Methuen Book of Modern Drama: Plays of the '80s and '90s

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With an introduction by Graham Whybrow, literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, this anthology collects the defining plays of the 1980s and 1990s in one volume - Top Girls 'The best British play ever from a woman dramatist' (The Guardian) Hysteria 'One of the most brilliantly original and entertaining new plays I have seen in years' (The Sunday Times) Blasted 'Her dialogue is both sparse and stunning. They will call her mad, but then they said that about Strindberg' (Mail on Sunday) Shopping and F***ing 'A ...

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Overview

With an introduction by Graham Whybrow, literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, this anthology collects the defining plays of the 1980s and 1990s in one volume - Top Girls 'The best British play ever from a woman dramatist' (The Guardian) Hysteria 'One of the most brilliantly original and entertaining new plays I have seen in years' (The Sunday Times) Blasted 'Her dialogue is both sparse and stunning. They will call her mad, but then they said that about Strindberg' (Mail on Sunday) Shopping and F***ing 'A real coup de theatre' (Evening Standard) The Beauty Queen of Leenane 'The most wickedly funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist . . . a born storyteller' (New York Times)

The result is a collection of "must reads" that's excellent value for students and theatre fans alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413764904
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Play Anthologies Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,423,970
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Terry Johnson is an award-winning playwright whose previous plays have included Hitchcock Blonde, Hysteria and Insignificance. His other works include adaptations of The Graduate and Dead Funny.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Top Girls 1
Hysteria 101
Blasted 207
Shopping and Fucking 271
The Beauty Queen of Leenane 361
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