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Political theatre in post-Thatcher Britain: new writing, 1995-2005

Political theatre in post-Thatcher Britain: new writing, 1995-2005

Kritzer, Amelia Howe, 1947-

A timely reconsideration of the influence of politics on theatre and vice-versa, this title provides a comprehensive discussion of more than 75 plays by new and well-known playwrights between 1995 and 2005

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Amelia Howe Kritzer
ISBN: 1403988293, 9781403988294
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-232) and index.
Physical Description: vii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Political drama; English drama 21st century History and criticism.; Theater Political aspects Great Britain.; English drama 20th century History and criticism.; 1990s; English drama; Political plays, English History and criticism.


  1. Acknowledgements Politics and Theatre Generational Politics: The In-Yer-Face Plays Intergenerational Dialogue Systems of Power Issues for Post-Thatcher Britain Post-Thatcher Britain and Global Politics Political Theatre in an Era of Disengagement Bibliography Index


'...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