The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights (Guides to Contemporary Drama)

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights (Guides to Contemporary Drama)

By: Prof. Martin Middeke (editor), Aleks Sierz (editor), Peter Paul Schnierer (editor)Paperback

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material

About Author

Professor Martin Middeke is Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. Professor Peter Paul Schnierer is Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr Aleks Sierz is the author of The Theatre of Martin Crimp and Rewriting the Nation.

Contents

INTRODUCTION 1. TERRY JOHNSON (Stephen Lacey - Cardiff, UK) 2. SARAH DANIELS (Nicole Boireau - Metz, France) 3. MARTIN CRIMP (Martin Middeke - Augsburg, Germany) 4. JIM CARTWRIGHT (Anette Pankratz - Bochum, Germany) 5. KEVIN ELYOT (Christina Wald - Augsburg, Germany) 6. APRIL DE ANGELIS (Rebecca D'Monte - Bristol, UK) 7. WINSOME PINNOCK (Elizabeth Sakellaridou - Thessaloniki, Greece) 8. JONATHAN HARVEY (Peter Paul Schnierer - Heidelberg, Germany) 9. PHILIP RIDLEY (Dan Rebellato - Royal Holloway, UK) 10. DAVID GREIG (Janelle Reinelt - Warwick, UK) 11. ANTHONY NEILSON (John Bull - Reading, UK) 12. JOE PENHALL (Margarete Rubik - Vienna, Austria) 13. SARAH KANE (Ken Urban - Harvard, USA) 14. DAVID ELDRIDGE (Graham Saunders - Reading, UK) 15. MARK RAVENHILL (Caridad Svich - New York, USA) 16. JEZ BUTTERWORTH (Aleks Sierz - London, UK) 17. DAVID HARROWER (Clare Wallace - Prague, Czech Republic) 18. TANIKA GUPTA (Gabriele Griffin - York, UK) 19. SHELAGH STEPHENSON (Peter Billingham - Portsmouth, UK) 20. ROY WILLIAMS (Deidre Osborne - Goldsmiths, UK) 21. GREGORY BURKE (David Pattie - Chester, UK) 22. SIMON STEPHENS (Christopher Innes - Toronto, Canada) 23. RICHARD BEAN (Eckart Voigts-Virchow - Siegen, Germany) 24. debbie tucker green (Elaine Aston - Lancaster, UK) 25. KWAME KWEI-ARMAH (Lynette Goddard - Royal Holloway, UK) CONCLUSION

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781408122785
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781408122785
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 1408122782

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