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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

Paperback Published: 24th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521479622
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 In this absorbing account of the theatre's history from 1956 to 1998 Philip Roberts draws on previously unpublished archives in both public and private collections and a series of interviews with people prominent in the Court's life.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.

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Foreword Max Stafford-Clark
List of abbreviations
Biographical notes
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
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ISBN: 9780521479622
ISBN-10: 0521479622
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 24th January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.46

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