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Experimental Drama William A Armstrong First Edition 1963

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EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA,ARMSTRONG William A (Ed), ARMSTRONG William A, BULLOUGH Geoffey, ESSLIN Martin, GILLET Eric, KITCHIN Laurence, TREWIN J C, WELLAND Dennis, WORTH Katharine J


G. Bell and Sons Ltd, London, 1963.

Hard cover.

Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine though edge worn. (Better than the condition of the attached photo which is just a guide to the edition of this book)

First Edition.


Inner cover blurb:

Although the full significance of recent British drama cannot be assessed there is no denying its wide range of themes, its variety of forms and its urgent appeal to young playgoers. This appeal was demonstrated by the very great success of a series of Extension Lectures given in the University of London early this year. These lectures, re-written in essay forma dn with one addition and one omission are contained in this book.

Mr William A Armstrong who contributes two of the essays, is general editor of this remarkable survey by writers distinguied in letters and in dramatic criticism.


The essays are:

The Playwright and his Theatre (Armstrong)

Some Post-War Experiments in Poetic Drama (Welland)

Christopher Fry and the Revolt against Elliott (Bullough)

The Irish Point of View: The Plays of Sean O'Casey, Brendan Behan and Thomas Murphy (Armstrong)

Two Morality Playwrights: Robert Bold and John Whiting (Trewin)

Godot and His Children: The Theatre of Samuel Becket and Harold Pinter (Esslin)

The Angry Young Man: John Osborne (Worth)

Drama with a Message: Arnold Wesker (Kitchin)

Regional Realism (Gillet)

Avant Garde at the Royal Court Theatre: John Arden and NF Simpson (Worth)

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