The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1: The Medieval Period (2nd Edition)
AZW3 created from retail kindle.What value does theatre have in Britain at the beginning of thetwenty-first century? How has theatre responded to the challenge ofremaining relevant in the media-saturated world of today? These arethe questions that underpin this stimulating study of someof the leading dramatists of contemporary Britishtheatre.At the Sharp End sets the scene examining how theforces that created a revolution in theatre fifty years ago havebeen replaced by a new wave of political and social issues. It goeson to explore the ways in which five key writers have sought toreflect and wrestle with the changing character of modernBritain.The work of David Edgar, DavidGreig, Mark Ravenhill, TanikaGupta and Tim Etchells' company ForcedEntertainment is considered, with recent playsexamined in detail, an interview with eachwriter; and suggestions of other writers and plays forreading and comparison.At the Sharp End provides the perfect companionfor anyone wanting to understand the changing face of contemporarydrama and the writers whose work is making an impact onour stages today.