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British and Irish Drama since 1960 - James Acheson

British and Irish Drama since 1960

By: James Acheson (Editor)

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Published: 22nd June 1993
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This collection of 15 essays surveys the work of some of the most major British and Irish dramatists since 1960. Included are four dramatists - Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer and Peter Nichols - who began writing plays before 1960, and whose work has since continued to develop. Most of the dramatists considered, however, are those who have begun writing more recently, and who illustrate some of the distinctive characteristics of British and Irish drama of the present. James Acheson is co-editor of "Beckett's Later Fiction and Drama: Texts for Company" and editor of "The British and Irish Novel since 1960".

Preface - Notes on the Contributors - 'The Absolute Absence of the Absolute': the Theory and Practice of Samuel Beckett's Drama; J.Acheson - Pinter and the Pinteresque; J.Fletcher - Revitalised Ritual and Theatrical Flair: the Plays of Peter Shaffer; W.Hutchings - Mirrors of Utopia: Caryl Churchill and Joint Stock; F.Gray - Casting the Audience: Theatricality in the Stage Plays of Peter Nichols; A.Parkin - Translations of History: Story-telling in Brian Friel's Theatre; K.Worth - Tom Murphy: Acts of Faith in a Godless World; R.A.Cave - Edward Bond: a Political Education; A.Jenkins - Stoppard's Theatre of Unknowing; M.A.Doll - Making History: the Plays of Howard Brenton; H.Zeifman - Forgiving History and Making New Worlds: Timberlake Wertenbaker's Recent Drama; A.Wilson - Freedom and Form in David Hare's Drama; J.Gindin - Honouring the Audience: the Theatre of Howard Barker; R.Wilcher - The Plays of Pam Gems: Personal/Political/Personal; K.H.Burkman - Postmodern Classics: the Verse Drama of Tony Harrison; R.Huk - Index

ISBN: 9780333532591
ISBN-10: 0333532597
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 22nd June 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 3