English Drama Since 1940

David Ian Rabey

Editura: Longman
English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal. This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present. The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, whilst arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : INTRODUCTION: HOW SHOULD WE LIVE?Political determinism: 'either/or'Dramatic dayenglish and nightenglish: 'both/and' 1. 1940-56: RECONCILIATION AND DISSOCIATIONPatterning poeticsAbsolute Hell and The Deep Blue SeaJohn Whiting: learning how to die 2. OUT OF 1956: A RISING GENERATIONJohn Osborne: just like a manArnold Wesker: melancholy optimismTheatre Workshop: Littlewood and DelaneyAnn Jellicoe's The Sport of My Mad Mother 3. BECKETT AND PINTER: TERMINAL CONTRACTIONS OF (IN) CONSEQUENCESamuel Beckett: burning to be goneHarold Pinter: the enemy within 4. OUT OF THE 1950's AND 1960's: WHOSE IS THE KINGDOM?Arden and D'Arcy: anarchy v. closureMercer: where the difference beginsNichols and Wood: smile, boys, smilePerforming possession/possessing performance 5. BOND: BLIND POWER 6. SUBVERSION AND CONCILLIATION: COMEDY FROM THE 1960's TO THE 1990'sFrom Cooper to Orton: curious roomsGray, Frayn, Leigh, Stoppard: irony in the soulAyckbourn and Bennet
  • Data Publicarii : 2003
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 264
  • ISBN : 9780582423725
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