British Playwrights, 1880-1956 PDF ePub eBook

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British Playwrights, 1880-1956 free pdf Contemporary British theatre has its roots in the work of dramatists active from the closing decades of the 19th century through John Osborne's 1956 "Look Back in Anger". The dramatic achievements from 1880 to 1956 are also memorable in their own right- and many of the most significant dramatists, such as T.S. Eliot, W. Somerset Maugham, D.H. Lawrence, and Graham Greene, are also noteworthy for their poetry, short fiction and novels. The plays of this period continue to be studied and performed, and the influence of these playwrights is strong and lasting. Included in this reference book are alphabetically arranged entries for some 40 British playwrights active from 1880 through 1956. Entries are written by expert contributors, with each entry providing a biographical overview- a list of major plays, premieres and significant revivals, along with a summary of the critical reception of these works- a listing of additional plays, adaptations and productions- an assessment of the playwright's career and contributions, with reference to published evaluations in magazines, journals, dissertations and books- a listing of locations housing unpublished archival material, if available- a selected bibliography of the dramatist's published plays and of essays and articles by the playwright on aspects of the theatre- a selected bibliography of secondary sources- and, when available, a listing of previously published bibliographies on the playwright.

About William W. Demastes

WILLIAM W. DEMASTES is Professor of English at Louisiana State University. His publications include Beyond Naturalism: A New Realism in American Theater (1988), Clifford Odets: A Research and Production Sourcebook (1991), American Playwrights, 1880-1945: A Research and Production Sourcebook (1995), and British Playwrights, 1956-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook (1996), all published by Greenwood Press. KATHERINE E. KELLY is Associate Professor of English at Texas A

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Author : William W. Demastes
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 December 1996
ISBN : 0313287589
EAN : 9780313287589
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 472 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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