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Decades of Modern British Playwriting Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama’s Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four/five key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period. Four/five scholars provide: • Detailed examinations of the playwrights’ work during the decade • An analysis of their plays • A study of other material such as early play drafts, interviews and the critical receptions, • An afterword reviewing what the writers went on to do • A summary evaluation of their contribution to British theatre from the perspective of the twenty-first century Series editors: Richard Boon, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Drama and Music of the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English of the University of Leeds, UK. 352pp • 216mmx135mm • Paperback • £16.99 / $27.95 each

Modern British Playwriting: the 50s David Pattie UK: October 2012 US: December 2012

Modern British Playwriting: the 60s Steve Nicholson UK: October 2012 US: December 2012

Modern British Playwriting: the 70s Chris Megson UK: May 2012 US: July 2012

• Sarah Bay-Cheng on T.S. Eliot • David Pattie on Terence Rattigan • Luc Gilleman on John Osborne • John Bull on Arnold Wesker David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester. Paperback: 9781408129272 E-IND: 9781408159569 Institutional e-books: see your vendor

• Steve Nicholson on Edward Bond • Bill McDonnell on John Arden • Jamie Andrews on Harold Pinter • Frances Babbage on Alan Ayckbourn Steve Nicholson is Director of Drama within the English Department at the University of Sheffield. Paperback: 9781408129579 E-IND: 9781408157114 Institutional e-books: see your vendor

• Paola Botham on Caryl Churchill • Chris Megson on David Hare • Richard Boon on Howard Brenton • Janelle Reinelt on David Edgar Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Paperback: 9781408129388 E-IND: 9781408129395 Institutional e-books: see your vendor

Modern British Playwriting: the 80s Jane Milling UK: October 2012 US: December 2012

Modern British Playwriting: the 90s Aleks Sierz UK: May 2012 US: July 2012

Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 Dan Rebellato Coming 2013

• Sarah Goldingay on Howard Barker • David Lane on Jim Cartwright • Jane Milling on Sarah Daniels • Sara Freeman on Timberlake Wertenbaker Jane Milling is Senior Lecturer in the department of Drama at the University of Exeter. Paperback: 9781408129593 E-IND: 9781408157107 Institutional e-books: see your vendor

• Catherine Rees on Sarah Kane • Patricia Reid on Anthony Neilson • Graham Saunders on Mark Ravenhill • Aleks Sierz on Philip Ridley Aleks Sierz is a freelance theatre reviewer and visiting Professor at Rose Bruford College He is the author of the seminal study of British playwriting of the 1990s, In Yer Face Theatre, and of Rewriting the Nation. Paperback: 9781408129265 E-IND: 9781408157121 Institutional e-books: see your vendor

• Nadine Holdsworth on David Greig • Jacqueline Bolton on Simon Stephens • Dan Rebellato on Tim Crouch • Michael Pearce on Roy Williams • Lynette Goddard on debbie tucker green Dan Rebellato is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. Paperback: 9781408129265 E-IND: 9781408157121 Institutional e-books: see your vendor

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