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Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

1st Edition

Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney


254 pages

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Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such celebrated writers as:

• Samuel Beckett

• Caryl Churchill

• Anna Deavere Smith

• Jean Genet

• Sarah Kane

• Heiner Müller

• Arthur Miller

• Harold Pinter

• Sam Shephard

Each short essay is written by one of an international team of academic experts and offers a detailed analysis of the playwright’s key works and career. The introduction provides an historical and theatrical context to the volume, which provides an invaluable overview of modern and contemporary drama.

Table of Contents

Introduction KEY DRAMATISTS Timeline Index

About the Editors

John F. Deeney is Principal Lecturer in Contemporary Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Among his numerous publications he is co-editor, with Maggie B. Gale, of The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism to Contemporary Performance.

Maggie B. Gale is Professor and Chair of Drama at the University of Manchester, UK. She is co-editor of the Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists series and co-editor, with John F. Deeney, of The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism to Contemporary Performance.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Performance