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Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals).

By: Elsom, John.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (247 p.).ISBN: 9781317557753.Subject(s): English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Theater-- Great Britain-- History-- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)DDC classification: 792.0941 | 792/.0941 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Language and money; 2 Actors, stars and changing styles; 3 Well-made plays?; 4 The search for self; 5 Breaking out: the angry plays; 6 How the West End was (nearly) won: the playwrights of the early 1960s; 7 Brecht: cool ambiguity; 8 The Arts Council and its influence; 9 Fringe alternatives; 10 National aspirations; 11 Many roads, few maps; 12 Climate and language; Index
Summary: Since the Second World War, we have witnessed exciting, often confusing developments in the British theatre. This book, first published in 1976, presents an enlightening, objective history of the many facets of post-war British theatre and a fresh interpretation of theatre itself. The remarkable and profound changes which have taken place during this period range from the style and content of plays, through methods of acting, to shapes of theatres and the organisational habits of managers. Two national theatres have been brought almost simultaneously into existence; while at the other end of t
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Language and money; 2 Actors, stars and changing styles; 3 Well-made plays?; 4 The search for self; 5 Breaking out: the angry plays; 6 How the West End was (nearly) won: the playwrights of the early 1960s; 7 Brecht: cool ambiguity; 8 The Arts Council and its influence; 9 Fringe alternatives; 10 National aspirations; 11 Many roads, few maps; 12 Climate and language; Index

Since the Second World War, we have witnessed exciting, often confusing developments in the British theatre. This book, first published in 1976, presents an enlightening, objective history of the many facets of post-war British theatre and a fresh interpretation of theatre itself. The remarkable and profound changes which have taken place during this period range from the style and content of plays, through methods of acting, to shapes of theatres and the organisational habits of managers. Two national theatres have been brought almost simultaneously into existence; while at the other end of t

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