A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama
Edited by Mary Luckhurst
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Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama by Mary Luckhurst
Book DescriptionThis wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. * An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama.* Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism.* Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405122283
(255mm x 179mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama, Paperback (May 2013)
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Caryl Churchill, Paperback (January 2012)» View all books by Mary Luckhurst
One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. This work examines her political agendas, her collaborations with other practitioners, and looks at specific production histories of her plays.
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Author Biography - Mary Luckhurst
Mary Luckhurst is Senior Lecturer in Modern Drama at the University of York. She is the author of Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre (2006), co-author of The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (2002), and co-editor of Theatre and Celebrity in Britain, 1660-2000 (2005). She has also edited The Creative Writing Handbook: Techniques for New Writers (1996), On Directing: Interviews with Directors (1999), and On Acting: Interviews with Actors (2002). She was awarded a University of York outstanding teaching award in 2006 and is also one of the Higher Education Academy's National Teaching Fellows.
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