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dc.contributor.author Rabey, David Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T16:24:51Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T16:24:51Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-12
dc.identifier.citation Rabey , D I 2008 , English Drama Since 1940 . Longman . en
dc.identifier.isbn ISBN-13: 9780582423725
dc.identifier.isbn 0 582 42372 4
dc.identifier.other PURE: 93328
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1081
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1081
dc.identifier.uri http://vig.pearsoned.co.uk/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0582423724-TOC,00.html en
dc.description Rabey, David, English Drama Since 1940 (Harlow: Longman, 2003) pp.xii+252 INTRODUCTION: HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? Political determinism: 'either/or' Dramatic dayenglish and nightenglish: 'both/and'. 1. 1940-56: RECONCILIATION AND DISSOCIATION Patterning poetics Absolute Hell and The Deep Blue Sea - John Whiting: learning how to die. 2. OUT OF 1956: A RISING GENERATION - John Osborne: just like a man; Arnold Wesker: melancholy optimism Theatre Workshop: Littlewood and Delaney Ann Jellicoe's The Sport of My Mad Mother. 3. BECKETT AND PINTER: TERMINAL CONTRACTIONS OF (IN) CONSEQUENCE - Samuel Beckett: burning to be gone; Harold Pinter: the enemy within. 4. OUT OF THE 1950's AND 1960's: WHOSE IS THE KINGDOM? Arden and D'Arcy: anarchy v. closure; Mercer: where the difference begins; Nichols and Wood: smile, boys, smile Performing possession/possessing performance. 5. BOND: BLIND POWER. 6. SUBVERSION AND CONCILLIATION: COMEDY FROM THE 1960's TO THE 1990's From Cooper to Orton: curious rooms Gray, Frayn, Leigh, Stoppard: irony in the soul Ayckbourn and Bennett: blood and chocolate - Peter Barnes v. the basilisk of authority. 7. OUT OF THE 1970's AND 1980's: RAGE AT A BLOCKED AGE: FOUR ODYSSEYS Howard Brenton: perverse freedoms; David Hare: tragedies of manners; David Edgar: through a glass darkly; Stephen Poliakoff: beneath a rubber moon. 8. MELTING THE BOUNDARIES: NEW EXPRESSIONISM FROM THE 1970's TO THE 1990's AC/DC: dismantle thyself - David Rudkin: twilight of the gods - Steven Berkoff: dance of the screamers - Caryl Churchill: reshaping reality - Timberlake Wertenbaker: persistent questioning The imagined place: recent Welsh drama. 9. IRISH DRAMA: TWILIGHTS AND TIGERS - The lie of the land Celtic twilights, Paradoxical significance, Dancing in the ruins? 10. FROM THE 1980's TO THE 1990's: TRAPPED ENOUGH TO BELONG - On the edge Engendered rage, Cartwright: dying by instalments . 11. BARKER: APPALLING ENHANCEMENTS. 12. A BLASTED FGBPGBPGBPing DIFFERENCE?: THE 1990's AND BEYOND THE BIG ZEROS - The terrible force of inconsequence, Coming closer, The mark of Kane: how should we die? Epilogue: wordskill. Chronology. General Bibliographies en
dc.description.abstract English Drama since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal David Rabey introduces the period and its discourse while redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present. The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, while arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field. For those interested in Modern English drama. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Longman
dc.title English Drama Since 1940 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies en


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