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The Royal Court Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

1965-1972, 1st Edition

By Philip Roberts


192 pages

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The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre is the longest running specialist production organization in the history of British theatre. Philip Roberts’s account, which was first published in 1986, covers the period 1965-1972 in the Company’s life, beginning in 1965 with the appointment of William Gaskill as Artistic Director. It is not simply about the critical triumphs of these years of the Royal Court’s work, but also about the day-to-day workings of a busy and often turbulent organization. The result of the book is both scholarly and entertaining. This book will be of interest to students of the theatre and drama.

Table of Contents

Plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Prologue: William Gaskill’s first season, October 1965 to March 1966 2. Edward Bond’s Saved 3. From April 1966 to March 1968 4. D. H. Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law 5. From April 1968 to March 1970 6. David Storey’s The Changing Room 7. From April 1970 to July 1972 8. Howard Brenton’s Magnificence; Abbreviations; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft
PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects