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Twentieth-Century English History Plays : From Shaw to Bond - Niloufer Harben

Twentieth-Century English History Plays

From Shaw to Bond

Hardcover Published: 28th March 1988
ISBN: 9780333425176
Number Of Pages: 280

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The history play is an extremely popular genre among English playwrights of this century, yet very little research has been done in the field. In particular, the sheer size and complexity of the subject appears to have prevented critics from attempting to arrive at a clear definition of the genre. This book examines the term 'history play' afresh, seeking to define more precisely the scope and the limits of the genre in relation to twentieth-century ideas of and attitudes to history .

Acknowledgements - Introduction: The English History Play in the Twentieth-Century - George Bernard Shaw; Saint Joan - Three Plays of the 1930s: Reginald Berkeley; The Lady with the Lamp, Clifford Bax; The Rose without a Thorn, and Gordon Daviot; Richard of Bordeaux - T.S.Eliot; Murder in the Cathedral - Three Plays of the 1960s: Robert Bolt; A Man for All Seasons, Peter Shaffer; The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and John Osborne; Luther - Edward Bond; Early Morning - Conclusion - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333425176
ISBN-10: 0333425170
Series: From Shaw to Bond
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 28th March 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2