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By Kate Dorney, Frances Gray

Now to be had in paperback, Played in Britain: smooth Theatre in a hundred Plays explores the simplest and such a lot influential performs from 1945 so far. released in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Musuem and completely illustrated with pictures from the V&A's collections and that includes a foreword via the overdue Richard Griffiths O.B.E., the ebook presents a luxurious deal with for theatre-lovers. It used to be provided the 2014 David Bradby Award for learn by way of the Theatre and function examine Association.

starting with J. B. Priestley's vintage play from 1946, An Inspector Calls, and finishing with Laura Wade's exam of sophistication privilege and ethical turpitude in Posh over 60 years later, Played in Britain bargains a visible background of post-war theatre at the British degree. prepared chronologically the featured performs illustrate and reply to a few subject matters that animate post-war society: censorship and controversy; race and immigration; gender and sexuality; cash and politics.

An essay on each one interval first units the context and explores developments, whereas the remark accompanying each one play illuminates the plot and subject matters, considers its unique reception and next afterlife, and finishes via suggesting different performs to discover. photos from the V&A's wide assortment illustrate each one play, delivering additional perception into level and dress designs, and contain iconic pictures from the premieres of significant performs equivalent to Waiting for Godot and Look again in Anger.

Illustrated all through with level creation photography, performed in Britain: smooth Theatre in a hundred performs presents a special and visually wonderful landscape of key dramatic works produced in Britain during the last seventy years. From An Inspector Calls to The Rocky Horror Show, or Abigail's Party to Waiting for Godot, fresh mild is thrown at the effect, aesthetics and essence of those key plays.

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