1st Edition

Modern Verse Drama





ISBN 9781138283985
Published January 22, 2019 by Routledge
98 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1977, this book provides a clear and well-illustrated analysis of modern verse drama. It studies the work of its chief exponents, T. S. Eliot and Christopher Fry, as well as the genre’s place in the development of modern theatre. It particular focuses on the effect that verse drama has had on an audience’s awareness of language in the theatre, paving the way for dramatists like Pinter, Beckett and Wesker.

This book will be of particular interest to those studying modern poetry and drama.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Modern Verse Drama 2. Poets in the Theatre 3. Religious Verse Drama 4. T. S. Eliot 5. Christopher Fry 6. Poets of the Theatre 7. Poetic Drama; Bibliography; Index

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