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A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

by Nadine Holdsworth

Part of the Concise Companions to Literature and Culture Series

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama Synopsis

Focusing on major and emerging playwrights, institutions, and various theatre practices this Concise Companion examines the key issues in British and Irish theatre since 1979. Written by leading international scholars in the field, this collection offers new ways of thinking about the social, political, and cultural contexts within which specific aspects of British and Irish theatre have emerged and explores the relationship between these contexts and the works produced. It investigates why particular issues and practices have emerged as significant in the theatre of this period.

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama Press Reviews

This volume provides valuable insight into the issues and practices of contemporary theater. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. (Choice, 1 January 2014)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781118492130
Publication date: 10th May 2013
Author: Nadine Holdsworth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: plays & playwrights,

About Nadine Holdsworth

Nadine Holdsworth is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published widely on twentieth and twenty-first century British theatre and is the author of Joan Littlewood's Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Theatre & Nation (Palgrave, 2010) and Joan Littlewood (Routledge, 2006). She has also edited John McGrath s collected writings on theatre, Naked Thoughts That Roam About (Nick Hern, 2002) and his Plays for England (Exeter University Press, 2005). Mary Luckhurst is Professor of Modern Drama and co-founder of the prestigious new Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York. She has edited A Companion to Modern ...

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