The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945-2005 by K. DorneyThe Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945-2005 by K. Dorney

The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945-2005

byK. Dorney

Hardcover | September 29, 2009

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An account of language and drama between 1945 and 2005, synthesizing linguistic and dramatic knowledge in order to illuminate the ways in which anxieties and attitudes toward language manifest themselves in discourses on and around English theatre of the time, and how these anxieties and attitudes reflect back through the theatre of this period.
KATE DORNEY is the Curator of Modern& Contemporary Performance at the Victoria& Albert Museum, London, UK, and was the curator in charge of realising the Theatre& Performance galleries there. She has published and lectured widely on modern and contemporary theatre in the field of history and historiography and performance documentation...
Title:The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945-2005Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.83 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230013295

ISBN - 13:9780230013292

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Table of Contents

Introduction Language, Communication and Ideology Fetishising Communication on Stage The 'Dissociation of Sensibility' and 'the Jewelled Epigram': 1945-1955 Moribund and Vital; Demotic and Epic: 1956-1964 Revolution On and Off Stage: 1964-1975 Staging the Nation: 1976-1989 Talk is Cheap: 1990-2000 Coda: Likelike-ese Since 2000 Notes Bibliography Index