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ISBN 9781138839717
Published April 7, 2016 by Routledge
270 Pages

 
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This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the development of the British theatre, covering the period from immediately after the Second World War, when British theatre fell into decline, through the revival of the late 1950s, to the time in which this book was first published, in which British theatre enjoyed a high international reputation for its diversity and quality.

This book is ideal for theatre studies students, as well as for the general theatre-goer.

Table of Contents

Introduction;  The Old Vic at the New Theatre;  Richard IIIHenry IV, Parts 1 and 2;  Oedipus and The CriticAn Inspector CallsLove’s Labours LostThe Three EstatesThe Cocktail PartyA Streetcar Named Desire;  Guys and DollsHamlet (Old Vic);  Marching SongThe PrisonerSeparate TablesWaiting for GodotTitus AndronicusLook Back in AngerThe Birthday PartyBrandRootsOliver!The DevilsOh, What a Lovely WarAlfieA Severed HeadThe Wars of the RosesThe Recruiting OfficerOthelloThe Royal Hunt of the SunThe Morat/SadeThe HomecomingHamlet (RSC, Stratford);  Armstrong’s Last GoodnightSavedSuite in 3 KeysRosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadOh! Calcutta!The Philanthropist;  A Midsummer’s Night’s DreamLong Day’s Journey Into NightThe MisanthropeEquusFlowersThe Norman Conquests;  Hamlet (RSC, Other Place);  Three SistersBetrayal;  Index

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