British Playwrights, 1956-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook


SKU: 9780313287596
Author: Demastes, William W
Publication Date: 10/23/1996
Publisher: Greenwood
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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The year 1956 marked a point when British drama and theater fell into the hands of a group of young playwrights who revolutionized the stage. Due to the contributions of playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, and Harold Pinter, the last four decades of British theater have been as rich and varied as any national theater in history. This reference includes entries for some three dozen British playwrights active from 1956 to 1995, with entries providing biographical, theatrical, critical, and bibliographical information.