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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights
     

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

by Aleks Sierz, Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer
 

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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

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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 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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“This makes for a highly informative compendium of biographies and critiques, and a coherent and timely statement on the formidable and continuing strength of British playwriting.” —Garry Lyons, Theatre Research International
Theatre Research International - Garry Lyons

This makes for a highly informative compendium of biographies and critiques, and a coherent and timely statement on the formidable and continuing strength of British playwriting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408122785
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Plays and Playwrights Series
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
884,740
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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