The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars , it provides an illuminating survey and analysis of each writer's plays and will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama.

Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah ...

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Overview

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars , it provides an illuminating survey and analysis of each writer's plays and will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama.

Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, debbie tucker green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean.

Each essay features:

(1) a biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright, (2) a discussion of their most important plays, (3) an analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre, (4) a bibliography of texts and critical material.

With essays from twenty-five leading scholars of modern British drama this will prove an invigorating and trustworthy guide for all readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408122785
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Plays and Playwrights Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Aleks Sierz is the author of In Yer face Theatre.
 
Professor Martin Middeke is Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.
 
Professor Peter Paul Schnierer is Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Richard Bean Eckart Voigts-Virchow 1

2 Gregory Burke David Pattie 22

3 Jez Butterworth Aleks Sierz 42

4 Jim Cartwright Anette Pankratz 62

5 Martin Crimp Martin Middeke 82

6 Sarah Daniels Nicole Boireau 103

7 April De angelis Rebecca D'Monté 123

8 David Eldridge Graham Saunders 144

9 Kevin Elyot Christina Wald 163

10 Debbie Tucker Green Elaine Aston 183

11 David Greig Reinek 203

12 Tanika Gupta Gabriele Griffin 223

13 David Harrower Clare Wallace 243

14 Jonathan Harvey Peter Paul Schnierer 263

15 Terry Johnson Stephen Lacey 284

16 Sarah Kane Ken Urban 304

17 Kwame Kwei-Armah Lynette Goddard 323

18 Anthony Neilson John Bull 343

19 Joe Penhall Margarete Rubik 363

20 Winsome Pinnock Elizabeth Sakellaridou 383

21 Mark Ravenhill Caridad Svich 403

22 Philip Ridley Dan Rebellato 425

23 Simon Stephens Christopher Innes 445

24 Shelagh Stephenson Peter Billingham 466

25 Roy Williams Deirdre Osborne 487

Index 510

Notes on Contributors 519

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