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Contemporary British theatre

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Macmillan , London
Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th cen
Statementedited by Theodore Shank.
ContributionsShank, Theodore.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 243 p., [8] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14694203M
ISBN 100333565827
LC Control Number93062117

Contemporary British Theatre surveys the complex and dynamic theatre of the eighties and early nineties reflecting a country that is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-national.

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The contributors--artists, scholars and critics--offer insights into the unique forms of theatre performance devised to express the tensions and pressures of our by: : Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground (): V.

Angelaki: Books. This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xi, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm: Contents: The multiplicity of British theatre / Theodore Shank --Sated, starved or satisfied: the languages of theatre in Britain today / Tony Dunn --Digging the Greeks: new versions of old classics / Ruby Cohn --Cultural.

Contemporary British theatre. [Theodore Shank;] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Examining the phenomenon of the West End musical, the fringe and mainstream theatre, this book is concerned with the complex and dynamic theatre of the s and early s.

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About this book Introduction This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive critical examination of the intersections between contemporary ethical thought and post British playwriting.

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There is such a thing as MODERN theatre. These works are inspired by the unique issues faced by people in the modern age and are just as prolific in their ability to make audiences laugh, cry, think and feel as the great works that came before them.

Because of the rise of underground and independent theatre. Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre to redefine what the dramatic stands for today.

The chapters focus on influential plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners to produce Author: Vicky Angelaki. Beyond the Boundaries enlarges and updates American Alternative Theatre, examining the ways that the genre continues to affect contemporary theater.

It describes the young theater artists of the s as looking to the s for role models, and sees that the recent resurgence of derivations of s and s alternative theater have arrived.

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While I welcome the smorgasbord of modern British theatre, I'd also suggest that long-term survival depends now, as it always has, on a sense of structure. Priestley's An Inspector Calls is the Author: Michael Billington.

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Throughout Europe the middle class took over the theatres and effected changes in repertoire, style, and decorum. In those countries that experienced .Dramaturgy in American Theatre: A Source Book.

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