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British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950.

By: D'Monte, Rebecca.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Critical Companions: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (353 p.).ISBN: 9781408166031.Subject(s): English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Theater -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950DDC classification: 792.0941 | 792.094109041 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE EDWARDIAN THEATRE; Introduction; The Edwardian theatre; Popular genres; New theatrical forms; Censorship and the rise of the new theatres; Social drama; Suffrage drama; Regional and repertory theatre; Conclusion; CHAPTER 2 FIRST WORLD WAR THEATRE; Introduction; Theatre during the war; Propaganda and censorship; Popular genres; Patriotic plays; Anti-war plays; Theatre and the services; Women and war; Staging social change; Shakespeare and war; Conclusion; CHAPTER 3 INTERWAR THEATRE
IntroductionInterwar entertainment; 'Little', amateur and regional theatres; Experiments in drama; The rise of commercial theatre; Dramatising the first world war; Shifting social and sexual mores; Images of England; Conclusion; CHAPTER 4 SECOND WORLD WAR THEATRE AND AFTER; Introduction; Wartime conditions; Troop entertainment; CEMA; Touring theatre; Community theatre and theatre in education; Repertory and regional theatre; Popular genres; Responses to war; The Holocaust and nuclear war; Political plays; Reinscribing national identity; Radio and television; Refugee theatre; Post-war Britain
Post-war theatreConclusion; CHAPTER 5 'PRODUCING THE SCENE': THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIRECTOR IN BRITISH THEATRE 1900-50 by Claire Cochrane; Origins and obstacles; The director in the regions; Directing women; The Oxbridge factor; CHAPTER 6 'MASCULINE WOMEN AND EFFEMINATE MEN': GENDER AND SEXUALITY ON THE MODERNIST STAGE by Penny Farfan; CHAPTER 7 STAGING HITLER, NOT STAGING HITLER; Introduction; 1933-4; 1935-7; 1938-9; CONCLUSION; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors; INDEX
Summary: British theatre from the first half of the twentieth century is undergoing a critical reevaluation, with many high-profile theatre revivals of plays from the period in recent years. This book explains why by an examination of the variety of work from this period and how it shaped what followed.
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Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE EDWARDIAN THEATRE; Introduction; The Edwardian theatre; Popular genres; New theatrical forms; Censorship and the rise of the new theatres; Social drama; Suffrage drama; Regional and repertory theatre; Conclusion; CHAPTER 2 FIRST WORLD WAR THEATRE; Introduction; Theatre during the war; Propaganda and censorship; Popular genres; Patriotic plays; Anti-war plays; Theatre and the services; Women and war; Staging social change; Shakespeare and war; Conclusion; CHAPTER 3 INTERWAR THEATRE

IntroductionInterwar entertainment; 'Little', amateur and regional theatres; Experiments in drama; The rise of commercial theatre; Dramatising the first world war; Shifting social and sexual mores; Images of England; Conclusion; CHAPTER 4 SECOND WORLD WAR THEATRE AND AFTER; Introduction; Wartime conditions; Troop entertainment; CEMA; Touring theatre; Community theatre and theatre in education; Repertory and regional theatre; Popular genres; Responses to war; The Holocaust and nuclear war; Political plays; Reinscribing national identity; Radio and television; Refugee theatre; Post-war Britain

Post-war theatreConclusion; CHAPTER 5 'PRODUCING THE SCENE': THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIRECTOR IN BRITISH THEATRE 1900-50 by Claire Cochrane; Origins and obstacles; The director in the regions; Directing women; The Oxbridge factor; CHAPTER 6 'MASCULINE WOMEN AND EFFEMINATE MEN': GENDER AND SEXUALITY ON THE MODERNIST STAGE by Penny Farfan; CHAPTER 7 STAGING HITLER, NOT STAGING HITLER; Introduction; 1933-4; 1935-7; 1938-9; CONCLUSION; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors; INDEX

British theatre from the first half of the twentieth century is undergoing a critical reevaluation, with many high-profile theatre revivals of plays from the period in recent years. This book explains why by an examination of the variety of work from this period and how it shaped what followed.

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Rebecca D'Monte is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Her publications include Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s , co-edited with Graham Saunders.

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