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British Theatre between the Wars, 1918-1939 - Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre (Hardback)
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British Theatre between the Wars, 1918-1939 - Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 15/03/2001
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Histories of British theatre between 1918 and 1939 have tended to marginalize the commercial and mainstream in favour of the literary or the politically motivated. This volume brings together a collection of essays that reflect both a far more complex theatre world than this strategy has allowed for, and scholarship on mainstream and alternative theatres in the 1920s and 1930s. Combining the popular with the commercial, the book includes accounts of the craze for thriller and detective plays and musical comedy and revue, alongside analyses of historical pageantry and the development of politicized productions of Shakespeare. With assessments of the representation of gender and sexuality in the theatre, this volume not only unveils hitherto neglected theatre practices but also places them in the context of a society undergoing rapid social and cultural change. It will appeal to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates and scholars interested in twentieth-century British theatre.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624077
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an excellent, assured, and suggestive collection of essays.' Contemporary Theatre Review
'This anthology offers a diversity of approaches to the rich mix of the period's theatre making. I feel certain that it will, in addition, inspire readers to pull some hitherto neglected plays from their bookshelves and rediscover the richness of British drama between the wars.' Theatre Research International
'... excellent collection ... Each chapter offers an admirable overview supported by extracts from contemporary writings, either critical or dramatic, familiar or lost in time. The result is a vivid account not only of the drama on stage, but of the perceptions and preoccupations of the audience for which these dramas were written.' Modern Language Review

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