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At the Sharp End: Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists By Peter Billingham

At the Sharp End: Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists

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At the Sharp End is a critical examination of the work of five leading dramatists who have made an indelible mark on today's theatre. An analysis of the work of David Edgar, Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Tanika Gupta and Tim Etchells of Forced Entertainment is combined with an interview with each of the dramatists.

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At the Sharp End: Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists: David Edgar, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, David Greig, Tanika Gupta and Mark Ravenhill by Peter Billingham

What value does theatre have in Britain at the beginning of the twenty-first century? How has theatre responded to the challenge of remaining relevant in the media-saturated world of today? These are the questions that underpin this stimulating study of some of the leading dramatists of contemporary British theatre. At the Sharp End sets the scene examining how the forces that created a revolution in theatre fifty years ago have been replaced by a new wave of political and social issues. It goes on to explore the ways in which five key writers have sought to reflect and wrestle with the changing character of modern Britain. The work of David Edgar, David Greig, Mark Ravenhill, Tanika Gupta and Tim Etchells' company Forced Entertainment is considered, with recent plays examined in detail, an interview with each writer; and suggestions of other writers and plays for reading and comparison. At the Sharp End provides the perfect companion for anyone wanting to understand the changing face of contemporary drama and the writers whose work is making an impact on our stages today.

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At the Sharp End: Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists Reviews


'Peter Billingham builds a valuable picture of the [modern theatre] scene in the background notes he offers to interviews' The Stage (December 2007)

About Peter Billingham


Dr Peter Billingham is Reader in Drama and Performance at the University of Portsmouth.

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GOR006913664
At the Sharp End: Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists: David Edgar, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, David Greig, Tanika Gupta and Mark Ravenhill by Peter Billingham
Peter Billingham
Plays and Playwrights
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-10-31
272
0713685077
9780713685077
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