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Post-war British Drama: Looking Back in Gender / Edition 1
     

Post-war British Drama: Looking Back in Gender / Edition 1

by Michelene Wandor
 

ISBN-10: 0415138566

ISBN-13: 9780415138567

Pub. Date: 07/10/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this extensively revised and updated edition of her classic work, Look Back in Gender, Michelene Wandor confirms the symbiotic relationship between drama and gender in a provocative look at key, representative British plays from the last fifty years.
Repositioning the text at the heart of hteatre studies, Wandor surveys plays by Ayckbourn, Beckett,

Overview

In this extensively revised and updated edition of her classic work, Look Back in Gender, Michelene Wandor confirms the symbiotic relationship between drama and gender in a provocative look at key, representative British plays from the last fifty years.
Repositioning the text at the heart of hteatre studies, Wandor surveys plays by Ayckbourn, Beckett, Churchill, Daniels, Friel, Hare, Kane, Osborne, Pinter, Ravenhill, Wertenbaker, Wesker and others. Her nuanced argument, central to any analysis of contemporary drama, discusses:
*the imperative of gender in the playwright's imagination
*the function of gender as a major determinant of the text's structural and narrative drives
*the impact of socialism and feminism on post-war British drama, and the relevance of feminist dynamics in drama
*differences in the representation of the fmaily, sexuality and the mother, before and after 1968
*the impact of the slogan that the 'personal is political' on contemporary form and content.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415138567
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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