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Post-War British Drama: Looking Back in Gender Michelen Wandor

Post-War British Drama: Looking Back in Gender

Michelen Wandor

Published May 31st 2001
ISBN : 9780415138550
Hardcover
288 pages
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In this extensively revised and updated edition of her classic work, Look Back in Gender, Michelene Wandor confirms the symbiotic relationship between drama and gender in a provocative look at key, representative British plays from the last fiftyMoreIn this extensively revised and updated edition of her classic work, Look Back in Gender, Michelene Wandor confirms the symbiotic relationship between drama and gender in a provocative look at key, representative British plays from the last fifty years.Repositioning the text at the heart of hteatre studies, Wandor surveys plays by Ayckbourn, Beckett, Churchill, Daniels, Friel, Hare, Kane, Osborne, Pinter, Ravenhill, Wertenbaker, Wesker and others. Her nuanced argument, central to any analysis of contemporary drama, discusses:*the imperative of gender in the playwrights imagination*the function of gender as a major determinant of the texts structural and narrative drives*the impact of socialism and feminism on post-war British drama, and the relevance of feminist dynamics in drama*differences in the representation of the fmaily, sexuality and the mother, before and after 1968*the impact of the slogan that the personal is political on contemporary form and content.