The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

by Martin Middeke
     
 

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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 will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama.


Among the many playwrights whose work

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 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:


  • A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright
  • A discussion of their most important plays
  • An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre
  • A bibliography of texts and critical material

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408159675
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/17/2011
Series:
Plays and Playwrights
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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. Dr Aleks Sierz is the author of The Theatre of Martin Crimp and Rewriting the Nation.
Middeke Martin (born 24 April 1963 in Paderborn) is a German literary scholar and Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany.
Dr Peter Paul Schnierer is the Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Aleks Sierz is the theatre critic of Tribune and a freelance theatre reviewer. He is a lecturer in modern British theatre whose seminal study, In-Yer-Face Theatre, defined a new generation of writers and their work. In 2006 Methuen Drama published his guide, The Theatre of Martin Crimp, which was followed up by 2012's Modern British Playwriting: the 1990s. Sierz's journalism has featured in the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Independent. He is a widely read, highly regarded critic of modern British theatre.

Aleks Sierz FRSA is Visiting Professor at Rose Bruford College, London, UK, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001),  John Osborne's Look Back in Anger (Continuum, 2008), Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today (Methuen Drama, 2011) and Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s (Methuen Drama 2012). He also
works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic.

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