Modern British playwriting : 2000-2009 : voices, documents, new Interpretations / edited by Dan Rebellato.

Crouch, Tim,
Modern British playwriting : 2000-2009 : voices, documents, new Interpretations / edited by Dan Rebellato.
ix, 340 p. ; 22 cm.
General Preface / by series editors Richard Boon and Philip Roberts. -- Introduction Living in the 2000s Domestic life Society Culture Media Science and technology Political events. -- 1Theatre in the 2000s / by Andrew Haydon -- 2Playwrights and Plays Introducing the Playwrights : One Minute Motortown Pornography / Simon Stephens by Jacqueline Bolton. -- Tim Crouch : My Arm An Oak Tree The Author / by Dan Rebellato -- Roy Williams : Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads Fallout Days of Significance / by Michael Pearce -- David Greig : San Diego The American Pilot Damascus / by Nadine Holdsworth -- Debbie Tucker Green : Dirty Butterfly Stoning Mary Random / by Lynette Goddard. -- 3Documents : Simon Stephens ; Tim Crouch ; Roy Williams ; David Grieg ; Debbie Tucker Green ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index ; Notes on Contributors.
"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.Edited by Dan Rebellato, Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of the theatre of the decade, together with a detailed study of the work of David Greig (Nadine Holdsworth), Simon Stephens (Jacqueline Bolton), Tim Crouch (Dan Rebellato), Roy Williams (Michael Pearce) and Debbie Tucker Green (Lynette Goddard). The volume sets the context by providing a chronological survey of the decade, one marked by the War on Terror, the excesses of economic globalization and the digital revolution. In surveying the theatrical activity and climate, Andrew Haydon explores the response to the political events, the rise of verbatim theatre, the increasing experimentation and the effect of both the Boyden Report and changes in the Arts Council's priorities. Five scholars provide detailed examinations of the playwrights' work during the decade, combining an analysis of their plays with a study of other material such as early play drafts and the critical receptions of the time. Interviews with each playwright further illuminate this stimulating final volume in the Decades of Modern British Playwriting series"
"A critical study of the theatre produced in the first decade of the twenty-first century with an in-depth analysis of the work of five playwrights."
9781408129562 (pbk.)
822.9209 M689 2013