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The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage : Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre - Philip Roberts

The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage

Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780521474382
Number Of Pages: 314

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The Royal Court Theatre is one of the primary forums in the development of post-war drama. Under the title of the English Stage Company the theatre's house actors and dramatists commissioned and produced some of the most influential plays in modern theatre history, including the works of Brenton, Churchill, Bond and Osborne. The story of the Royal Court is also the history of the contemporary stage. In this absorbing account of the theatre's history from 1956 to 1998 Philip Roberts draws on previously unpublished archives in both public and private collections and a series of interviews with people prominent in the Court's life. The book also includes a Foreword by the former Director of the Royal Court, Max Stafford-Clark. The result is an intimate account of the working of the foremost house of modern drama and its relationships to the world of the theatre in Britain and abroad.

'Philip Roberts ... produces an essential documentary account ...' Times Literary Supplement

Foreword Max Stafford-Clark
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Biographical notes
Preface
Introduction: abortive schemes, 1951âÇô4
Coincidences, 1954âÇô6
The struggle for control, 1956âÇô60
Conflict and competition, 1960âÇô5
A socialist theatre, 1965âÇô9
A humanist theatre, 1969âÇô75
Changing places, 1975âÇô9
Theatre in a cold climate, 1980âÇô6
Holding on, 1987âÇô93
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521474382
ISBN-10: 0521474388
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.63

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