The Golden Generation: New Light on Post-War British Theatre

The Golden Generation: New Light on Post-War British Theatre
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224
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0712349472
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Focal Press
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“So what was it about Look Back in Anger that caused such a shock?” asks Dominic Shellard at the start of this thought-provoking and engrossing review of postwar British theatre. In order to shed new light on an old debate, Shellard and his fellow contributors unearth authentic testimony and fresh archival evidence drawn from the collections of the British Library. Spanning the pivotal years from 1945 to 1968, The Golden Generation explores the explosive new shifts in perspective, drama, genre, style, and performance—ranging from New Wave to “illegitimate” Variety theatre, the cutting-edge Theatre Workshop to made-for-TV plays, avant-garde acting to the West End glitterati. Dipping in and out of the vibrant interviews and personal views of this period’s theatrical stars, this volume also includes an extraordinary variety of vivid recollections from fans, local repertory actors, budding young talents, and some of drama’s rising literary stars. Illustrated with more than thirty...

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