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Published: 25 February 2016

152 Pages | 10 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199658770

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Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Very Short Introductions

  • Traces the development and evolution of modern drama since 1880
  • Considers drama from a diverse range of cultures and societies
  • Emphasizes the dual nature of drama, exploring how it behaves on both the page and the stage
  • Covers the works of key playwrights including Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Wilde, Glaspell, O'Neill, Osborne, Delaney, Hansberry, Williams, Miller, Baraka, and Churchill, and considers how they share themes of hostility and contrarianism
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide