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A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

Edited by: Nadine Holdsworth and Mary Luckhurst
eISBN: 9781405130530
Print publication date: 2008

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A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

Focusing on major and emerging playwrights, institutions, and various theatre practices this Concise Companion examines the key issues in British and Irish theatre since 1979. Written by leading international scholars in the field, this collection offers new ways of thinking about the social, political, and cultural contexts within which specific aspects of British and Irish theatre have emerged and explores the relationship between these contexts and the works produced.

The collection analyzes key issues such as globalization, genocide, migration, and national identity, forms such as verbatim theatre and site-specific performance, the use of new technologies, and the practice of physical theatre. It investigates why particular issues and practices have emerged as significant in the theatre of this period.

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Holdsworth, Nadine and Mary Luckhurst (eds). A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Blackwell Reference Online. 29 March 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405130530_9781405130530>



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