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.
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
This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.