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British Realist Theatre

The New Wave in its Context 1956 - 1965, 1st Edition

By Stephen Lacey

Routledge

220 pages

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The British `New Wave' of dramatists, actors and directors in the late 1950s and 1960s created a defining moment in post-war theatre. British Realist Theatre is an accessible introduction to the New Wave, providing the historical and cultural background which is essential for a true understanding of this influential and dynamic era.

Drawing upon contemporary sources as well as the plays themselves, Stephen Lacey considers the plays' influences, their impact and their critical receptions. The playwrights discussed include:

* Edward Bond

* John Osborne

* Shelagh Delaney * Harold Pinter

Reviews

`… a good introductin to a fascinating subject dear to the heart of any cultural studies student.' - Tribune

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011020
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism