Megson, Chris.

Modern British Playwriting : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations - London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. - 1 online resource (312 p.) - eBooks on Demand Decades of Modern British Playwriting . - Decades of Modern British Playwriting .

Cover -- Contents -- General Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Living in the 1970s -- Domestic life -- Society -- Culture -- Media -- Science, technology and industry -- Political events -- 1 Theatre in the 1970s -- The political context -- Alternative theatre -- Playwriting and politics -- Funding -- Flagship theatres -- National and international contexts -- Conclusion -- 2 Introducing the Playwrights -- Caryl Churchill -- David Hare -- Howard Brenton -- David Edgar -- 3 Playwrights and Plays -- Caryl Churchill -- Introduction -- Owners -- Vinegar Tom -- Cloud Nine -- Conclusion David Hare -- Introduction -- Slag -- Fanshen -- 'The Play is in the Air' -- Plenty -- Conclusion -- Howard Brenton -- Introduction -- Brenton's bag -- 'The View' -- The bear pit -- David Edgar -- Introduction -- Destiny -- The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs -- Mary Barnes -- Conclusion -- 4 Documents -- James Aubrey -- Howard Barker -- Ian Blower -- Howard Brenton -- David Edgar -- David Gant -- Tim Hardy -- Barry Kyle -- Peter McEnery -- Ian McNeice -- Ann Mitchell -- Di Seymour -- Mary Sheen -- Kit Surrey -- A final word . . . -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Notes on Contributors

Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undimi

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Brenton, Howard, -- 1942- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Churchill, Caryl -- Criticism and interpretation.
Edgar, David, -- 1948- -- Criticism and interpretation.
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Hare, David, -- 1947- -- Criticism and interpretation.


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