Immigration and Contemporary British Theater: Finding a Home on the Stage analyzes how contemporary British theater has responded to post-war immigration to the United Kingdom through its depictions of home and domestic life. Bridging literary analysis, theater history, and migration studies, the book examines the ways that immigration to the United Kingdom has reshaped British theatrical culture and inspired new conceptions of Britishness and of communal belonging. Furthermore, it examines how immigrant theater artists from widely varying backgrounds (geographical, educational, cultural) have worked within and around existing theatrical institutions in Britain.
Victoria Sams is a program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has taught humanities, modern and contemporary drama, and English literature at UCLA and at Dickinson College. She received her PhD in comparative literature from UCLA and is editor of The Random House Treasury of Favorite Poems about Cities Around the World (2004).