Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century

Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century

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Christopher Innes
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 2009-06-01
EAN 9780521016759, ISBN10: 0521016754

Paperback, 604 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.5 cm
Language: English

A revised and updated version of Modern British Drama, 1890–1990, now covering the whole twentieth century, this is the first one-volume analysis of English playwriting to cover the most exciting and productive period in British Theatre from its inception to today. Through detailed discussions of major dramatists and plays, Innes traces the evolution of modernism from Bernard Shaw to Patrick Marber and Sarah Kane, and theatrical developments over the whole century. Includes information on the social and political environment surrounding the plays, first productions, and critical reception, plus chronology, illustrations from key performances, lists of playwrights and works, and selective bibliographies. An invaluable guide for students, theatre-goers and theatre historians.

From the first edition of Modern British Drama: '... any student wishing to survey the field will find the work invaluable.' Forum for Modern Language Studies 'Christopher Innes' study provides the most valuable and extensive coverage that there has been on the subject in one volume. For teachers and students alike this work will become an essential handbook for the hundred years of British drama it covers ... In short, the book is a triumph and a major contribution.' Modern Language Review