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Description - A Pocket Guide to Twentieth-Century Drama by Stephen Unwin

An essential, concise and readable guide to the major plays of the twentieth century. Are you looking for a snapshot analysis of the major plays of the twentieth century? A Pocket Guide to 20th-Century Drama gives this and more: - A short introduction to a dramatic century - Historical and theatrical context to each play - Storyline for each play - Analysis of each play - Major productions around the world - A chronology of one thousand twentieth-century plays Featured playwrights include Strindberg, Chekhov, Synge, Beckett, Miller, Friel, Pinter, Osborne, Bond, Ayckbourn, Stoppard, Mamet, Hare, Churchill, Shepard, McGuinness, Wertenbaker, Frayn, Marber, Kane, McPherson.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571200146
ISBN-10: 0571200141
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin is Artistic Director of the Rose Theatre in Kingston. He founded English Touring Theatre in 1993, where his Shakespeare productions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, As You Like It, Henry IV, Parts One and Two, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. He is the winner of the 2003 Sam Wanamaker Shakespeare Globe Award. He directed Kenneth McLeish's translations of A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder. He has directed more than fifty theatre and opera productions for the Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Court Theatre and many others. His work has been seen at the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida Theatre and the Old Vic. He has co-written A Pocket Guide to Twentieth Century Drama and A Pocket Guide to Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg (Faber & Faber), So You Want to be a Theatre Director? (Nick Hern Books) and A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen).

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