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Modern British Playwriting : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

By: Milling, Jane.
Contributor(s): Freeman, Sara | Lane, David | Boon, Richard | Roberts, Philip | Goldingay, Sarah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Decades of Modern British Playwriting: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).ISBN: 9781408129609.Subject(s): Barker, Howard, -- 1946- -- Criticism and interpretation | Cartwright, Jim, -- 1958- -- Criticism and interpretation | Daniels, Sarah, -- 1957- -- Criticism and interpretation | English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Wertenbaker, Timberlake -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern British Playwriting: The 1980sDDC classification: 822.91409 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page -- Contents -- General Preface -- Introduction to the 1980s -- Domestic life -- Education -- Culture -- Media -- Science, technology and industry -- Political events -- 1 Theatre in the 1980s -- Thinking about the recent past -- Institutions, policies and funding -- New writing and playwrights in the 1980s -- Cultures of protest: issue as subject matter -- Present pasts -- 2 Introducing the Playwrights -- Crafting careers -- Howard Barker -- Jim Cartwright -- Sarah Daniels -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- 3 Playwrights and Plays -- Howard Barker by Sarah Goldingay
The two lives of a play -- The slippery Howard Barker -- Victory: Choices in Reaction (1983) -- The Castle: A Triumph (1985) -- The Last Supper: A New Testament (1988) -- Jim Cartwright by David Lane -- Career and context -- Commonalities in Cartwright -- Road: venue and programming -- Bed: process and collaboration -- Two: popular culture and performance -- Conclusion -- Sarah Daniels by Jane Milling -- The question of realism -- A laughing matter: issues, politics and comedy -- Masterpieces -- The Devil's Gateway -- Neaptide -- Still laughing -- Timberlake Wertenbaker by Sara Freeman
The moment: 1988 -- The plays: brisk sensuality -- The Grace of Mary Traverse -- Our Country's Good -- Love of the Nightingale -- An assessment: interrogative affirmation -- 4 Documents -- Howard Barker -- Jim Cartwright -- Sarah Daniels -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Afterword -- Making a name: critical reputations -- Howard Barker -- Jim Cartwright -- Sarah Daniels -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Other histories -- Select Bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- A Note on the Author -- in the same series from Methuen Drama -- eCopyright
Summary: Part of the Decades of Modern British Playwriting series, the volume provides a critical survey of the theatre produced in the 1980s together with detailed studies by a team of experts of the work of Howard Barker, Jim Cartwright, Sarah Daniels and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
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Title Page -- Contents -- General Preface -- Introduction to the 1980s -- Domestic life -- Education -- Culture -- Media -- Science, technology and industry -- Political events -- 1 Theatre in the 1980s -- Thinking about the recent past -- Institutions, policies and funding -- New writing and playwrights in the 1980s -- Cultures of protest: issue as subject matter -- Present pasts -- 2 Introducing the Playwrights -- Crafting careers -- Howard Barker -- Jim Cartwright -- Sarah Daniels -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- 3 Playwrights and Plays -- Howard Barker by Sarah Goldingay

The two lives of a play -- The slippery Howard Barker -- Victory: Choices in Reaction (1983) -- The Castle: A Triumph (1985) -- The Last Supper: A New Testament (1988) -- Jim Cartwright by David Lane -- Career and context -- Commonalities in Cartwright -- Road: venue and programming -- Bed: process and collaboration -- Two: popular culture and performance -- Conclusion -- Sarah Daniels by Jane Milling -- The question of realism -- A laughing matter: issues, politics and comedy -- Masterpieces -- The Devil's Gateway -- Neaptide -- Still laughing -- Timberlake Wertenbaker by Sara Freeman

The moment: 1988 -- The plays: brisk sensuality -- The Grace of Mary Traverse -- Our Country's Good -- Love of the Nightingale -- An assessment: interrogative affirmation -- 4 Documents -- Howard Barker -- Jim Cartwright -- Sarah Daniels -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Afterword -- Making a name: critical reputations -- Howard Barker -- Jim Cartwright -- Sarah Daniels -- Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Other histories -- 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 1980s together with detailed studies by a team of experts of the work of Howard Barker, Jim Cartwright, Sarah Daniels and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

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Dr Jane Milling is Senior Lecturer in the department of Drama at the University of Exeter, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Drama and Music, University of Hull, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds.

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