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Performance Interventions

Political Theatre in Post-Thatcher Britain

New Writing, 1995-2005

Authors: Kritzer, A.

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The 'in-yer-face' plays of the mid-1990s announced a new generation shaped by Thatcherism and defined by antipathy to social ideals and political involvement. They have generated thoughtful and lively responses from playwrights. The resulting dialogue has brought politics to the forefront of British drama and reinvigorated British theatre.

About the authors

AMELIA HOWE KRITZER is Associate Professor in the Department of Theater, University of St Thomas, Minnesota, USA. She is the author of The Plays of Caryl Churchill: Theatre of Empowerment (1991), and compiled and edited Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850 (1995). Her essays on British and American drama have appeared in an international range of journals and themed volumes.

Reviews

'...a good introduction to the range of new writing in British Theatre over the past ten years...'

- Sarah Grochala, Contemporary Theatre Review

'This book answers the need for a general survey of new British plays, including mainstream drama as well as studio work, by focusing on the political aspect of drama staged in the past decade...Kritzer's readings of individual plays, focusing on the symbolic or political aspects of the work, are thorough and thought-provoking... [and] her engaging summaries of some eighty plays make this a very useful book for students.' - Aleks Sierz, New Theatre Quarterly


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Politics and Theatre

    Pages 1-26

    Kritzer, Amelia Howe

  • Generational Politics: The In-yer-face Plays

    Pages 27-66

    Kritzer, Amelia Howe

  • Intergenerational Dialogue

    Pages 67-122

    Kritzer, Amelia Howe

  • Systems of Power

    Pages 123-153

    Kritzer, Amelia Howe

  • Issues for Post-Thatcher Britain

    Pages 154-185

    Kritzer, Amelia Howe

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Theatre in Post-Thatcher Britain
Book Subtitle
New Writing, 1995-2005
Authors
Series Title
Performance Interventions
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58222-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230582224
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8829-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54204-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 239
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