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Modern British Playwriting : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

By: Sierz, Aleks.
Contributor(s): Roberts, Philip | Boon, Richard | Saunders, Graham | Rees, Catherine | Reid, Trish | Ridley, Philip | Ravenhill, Mark.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Decades of Modern British Playwriting: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014Description: 1 online resource (288 p.).ISBN: 9781408129289.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern British Playwriting: The 1990sOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; General Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Living in the 1990s; Background; Everyday life; Education; Media; Culture; Science, technology and industry; Politics; 1 Theatre in the 1990s; Background; Heritage, culture and the Arts Council; Flagship theatres: West End, National and RSC; Off-West End and companies; New writing; Experimental, fringe and live art; Outside London: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; Conclusion; 2 Playwrights and Plays; Philip Ridley; Introduction; The Pitchfork Disney; The Fastest Clock in the Universe; Ghost from a Perfect Place
ConclusionSarah Kane; Introduction; Blasted; Cleansed; 4.48 Psychosis; Conclusion; Anthony Neilson; Introduction; Normal; Penetrator; The Censor; Conclusion; Mark Ravenhill; Introduction; Shopping and Fucking; Some Explicit Polaroids; Mother Clap's Molly House; Conclusion; 3 Documents; Philip Ridley: Vesper - a Monologue; Sarah Kane: Interview with Dan Rebellato; Anthony Neilson: In His Own Words; Mark Ravenhill: 'A Tear in the Fabric'; Afterword; 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; Z; Notes on Contributors
Summary: British theatre of the 1990s witnessed an explosion of new talent and presented a new sensibility that sent shockwaves through audiences and critics. What produced this change, the context from which the work emerged, the main playwrights and plays, and the influence they had on later work are freshly evaluated in this important new study in Methuen Drama''s Decades of Modern British Playwriting series. The 1990s volume provides a detailed study by four scholars of the work of four of the major playwrights who emerged and had a significant impact on British theatre: Sarah Kane (by Catherine R
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Cover; Contents; General Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Living in the 1990s; Background; Everyday life; Education; Media; Culture; Science, technology and industry; Politics; 1 Theatre in the 1990s; Background; Heritage, culture and the Arts Council; Flagship theatres: West End, National and RSC; Off-West End and companies; New writing; Experimental, fringe and live art; Outside London: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; Conclusion; 2 Playwrights and Plays; Philip Ridley; Introduction; The Pitchfork Disney; The Fastest Clock in the Universe; Ghost from a Perfect Place

ConclusionSarah Kane; Introduction; Blasted; Cleansed; 4.48 Psychosis; Conclusion; Anthony Neilson; Introduction; Normal; Penetrator; The Censor; Conclusion; Mark Ravenhill; Introduction; Shopping and Fucking; Some Explicit Polaroids; Mother Clap's Molly House; Conclusion; 3 Documents; Philip Ridley: Vesper - a Monologue; Sarah Kane: Interview with Dan Rebellato; Anthony Neilson: In His Own Words; Mark Ravenhill: 'A Tear in the Fabric'; Afterword; 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; Z; Notes on Contributors

British theatre of the 1990s witnessed an explosion of new talent and presented a new sensibility that sent shockwaves through audiences and critics. What produced this change, the context from which the work emerged, the main playwrights and plays, and the influence they had on later work are freshly evaluated in this important new study in Methuen Drama''s Decades of Modern British Playwriting series. The 1990s volume provides a detailed study by four scholars of the work of four of the major playwrights who emerged and had a significant impact on British theatre: Sarah Kane (by Catherine R

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Aleks Sierz is "Tribune's" (U.K.) theater critic, & also reviews for "The Stage". He works as a freelance journalist & teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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