Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009

Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

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Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four/five key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period .

Edited by Dan Rebellato, Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of the theatre of the decade, together with a detailed study of the work of David Greig (Nadine Holdsworth), Simon Stephens (Jacqueline Bolton), Tim Crouch (Dan Rebellato), Roy Williams (Michael Pearce) and Debbie Tucker Green (Lynette Goddard). The volume sets the context by providing a chronological survey of the decade, one marked by the War on Terror, the excesses of economic globalization and the digital revolution. In surveying the theatrical activity and climate, Andrew Haydon explores the response to the political events, the rise of verbatim theatre, the increasing experimentation and the effect of both the Boyden Report and changes in the Arts Council's priorities.

Five scholars provide detailed examinations of the playwrights' work during the decade, combining an analysis of their plays with a study of other material such as early play drafts and the critical receptions of the time. Interviews with each playwright further illuminate this stimulating final volume in the Decades of Modern British Playwriting series.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 25.4mm | 588g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 1408181991
  • 9781408181997

Table of contents

General Preface by series editors Richard Boon and Philip Roberts
Living in the 2000s
Domestic life
Science and technology
Political events
1 Theatre in the 00s by Andrew Haydon
2 Playwrights and Plays
Introducing the Playwrights
Simon Stephens by Jacqueline Bolton
One Minute
Tim Crouch by Dan Rebellato
My Arm
An Oak Tree
The Author
Roy Williams by Michael Pearce
Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads
Days of Significance
David Greig by Nadine Holdsworth
San Diego
The American Pilot
debbie tucker green by Lynette Goddard
dirty butterfly
stoning mary
3 Documents
Simon Stephens
Tim Crouch
Roy Williams
David Grieg
debbie tucker green
Select Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
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About Prof. Dan Rebellato

Dan Rebellato is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK.
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