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TheMethuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama.

Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features:

  • A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright
  • A discussion of their most important plays
  • An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre
  • A bibliography of texts and critical material