Nicholson, Steve.

Modern British Playwriting : The 1960s:Voices, Documents, New Interpretations - Huntingdon : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. - 1 online resource (216 p.) - eBooks on Demand Decades of Modern British Playwriting . - Decades of Modern British Playwriting .

Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- General Preface -- Introduction to the 1960s -- Domestic life -- Society -- Science, technology and industry -- Culture -- Media -- Political events -- 1 Theatre in the 1960s -- 1960-64 -- Performance and politics -- Cruelty and violence -- Shakespeare -- Staging reality -- The age of satire -- Theatres of war -- Beyond words -- Aunt Edna versus the RSC -- 1965-69 -- Documentary theatre -- Staging Vietnam -- Race -- The American avant-garde -- The golden age -- Waiting for paradise -- Conclusion -- 2 Introducing the Playwrights Introduction to John Arden by Bill McDonnell -- Introduction to Edward Bond -- Introduction to Harold Pinter -- Introduction to Alan Ayckbourn -- 3 Playwrights and Plays -- John Arden by Bill McDonnell -- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance -- The Workhouse Donkey -- Armstrong's Last Good Night -- Britain's Brecht -- Conclusion -- Edward Bond -- Saved -- Early Morning -- Lear -- Conclusion -- Harold Pinter by Jamie Andrews -- The Caretaker -- Early audience response -- or, 'A bloody pain in the neck' -- The Homecoming -- Pinter beyond Britain -- or looking for Beckett -- Censorship -- Landscape and Silence Afterword -- Alan Ayckbourn by Frances Babbage -- 1960-64: taking (first) steps -- 1965-70: comedies of sex and class -- Relatively Speaking -- How the Other Half Loves and Family Circles -- Afterword -- 4 Documents -- John Arden -- Edward Bond -- Harold Pinter -- Afterword -- John Arden by Bill McDonnell -- Edward Bond -- Harold Pinter -- Alan Ayckbourn -- Select Bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- A Note on the Author -- In the same series from Methuen Drama -- eCopyright

Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period . The 1960s was a decade of seismic changes in British theatre as in society at large. This important new study in Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting
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Arden, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ayckbourn, Alan, -- 1939- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bond, Edward -- Criticism and interpretation.
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Pinter, Harold, -- 1930-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation.


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