Pattie, David.

Modern British Playwriting : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations - London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012. - 1 online resource (200 p.) - eBooks on Demand Decades of Modern British Playwriting . - Decades of Modern British Playwriting .

Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- General Preface -- Introduction to the 1950s -- Britain 1945-60: managing the peace -- Britain 1945-60: culture and society -- Chapter 1 The British Theatre 1945-60 -- The British stage 1945-60: the theatre industry -- The state and the theatre -- Repertory theatre in the 1950s -- The British stage 1945-60: the writers' revolution -- Censors and critics -- Before the revolution: 1945-56 -- Verse drama -- Priestley and Coward -- Ackland and Whiting -- The main engagement 1955-60: Beckett and Brecht -- Beckett -- Brecht The main engagement 1955-60: new British theatres -- The ESC -- Theatre Workshop -- The situation is confused: entering the 1960s -- Chapter 2 Introducing the Playwrights -- Introduction -- T. S. Eliot (1888-1949): faith, fragmentation and tradition -- Terence Rattigan (1911-46): the commercial stage -- John Osborne (1929-56): the fatality of hatred -- Arnold Wesker (1932-58): 'I could add to what was happening' -- Chapter 3 Playwrights and Plays -- T. S. Eliot: plays of the 1950s by Sarah Bay-Cheng -- The Cocktail Party -- The Confidential Clerk -- The Elder Statesman -- Conclusion Terence Rattigan: private lives and public lives -- Aunt Edna -- The private and the public -- The Winslow Boy -- The Browning Version -- The Deep Blue Sea -- Separate Tables -- The private revolution -- John Osborne: the drama of emotions by Luc Gilleman -- Osborne in the 1950s -- Look Back in Anger -- The Entertainer: 'the heart of England' -- Luther: 'the just shall live by faith' -- In the anguish of his spirit -- Arnold Wesker: the trilogy by John Bull -- Introduction -- Chicken Soup with Barley -- Roots -- I'm Talking About Jerusalem -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Documents -- The golden age Tynan and Hobson -- Beckett and Brecht -- The Royal Court and the new drama -- Theatre Workshop -- Afterword -- Terence Rattigan (1956-77): I have tried to keep pace -- John Osborne (1961-94): watch it come down -- Arnold Wesker (1960-): what could be my crime? -- Select Bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- A Note on the Author -- In the same series from Methuen Drama -- eCopyright

Part of the Decades of Modern British Playwriting series, the volume provides a critical survey of the theatre produced in the 1950s together with detailed studies by a team of experts of the work of T. S. Eliot, Terence Rattigan, John Osborne and Arnold Wesker.

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Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Osborne, John, -- 1929-1994 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rattigan, Terence -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wesker, Arnold, -- 1932- -- Criticism and interpretation.


Electronic books.

PR736 -- .M554 2012eb

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