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