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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
An exciting study of contemporary drama from a feminist perspective. Working through a generational mix of writers, Aston charts the significant political and aesthetic changes in women's playwriting at the century's end, including Timberlake Wertenbaker, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane, among others. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00
Provides a theoretical framework for some of the most important playwriting in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. Examining plays by Arnold Wesker, Edward Bond, David Hare, and Caryl Churchill, among others, the author analyses their respective strategies for persuading audiences of the need for restructuring society. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00
The first monograph to examine plays by Black and Asian women in Britain, including writers such as Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, and Amrit Wilson, among others. The volume analyses concerns such as reverse migration (in the form of tourism), arranged marriages, and asylum seeking, as they emerge in the plays. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00
The Politics of Irish Drama analyses some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry, including works of Shaw, Yeats, Lady Gregory and Beckett. The book looks at political contexts for these plays and shows Irish drama to be an international as much as national phenomenon. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00
The Royal Court Theatre produced some of the most influential plays in modern theatre, including works of Brenton, Churchill, Bond and Osborne. In this account, from 1956 to 1998, Philip Roberts employs unpublished archives and interviews and includes a Foreword by the former Director of the Royal Court, Max Stafford-Clark. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00
Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre is the first substantial history of the origins of dramaturgs and literary managers. Mary Luckhurst examines the major theorists and practitioners, arguing that Brecht, Granville Barker and Tynan have central places in this history, and questions whether dramaturgs are mentors or censors. more...
- A&C Black 1997; US$ 19.49
The second collection of plays by one of Frances most prominent playwrights. High Places: "A drama which, from second to second, maintains the spectator in suspense, and which, by the same stroke, achieves the dimension of pure, great metaphysical theatre." (Le Monde); The Neighbours " bizarre contemporary vaudeville, biting, disturbing,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
This book is the only introductory text to Genet in English, offering an overview of this key figure in defining and understanding twentieth-century theatre. The authors provide a comprehensive account of Genet's key plays and productions, his early life and his writing for and beyond the theatre. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00
Theatre and Empowerment examines the ability of drama, theatre, dance and performance to empower communities of very different kinds. Working from a multi-cultural perspective, the book explores the value of performance as an agent of social change, asking how it can help disempowered communities find their own creative voices. more...