The Changing Language of Modern English Drama 1945-2005

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

byKate Dorney

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This book contains 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 period, and how these anxieties and attitudes reflect back through the theatre of this period.

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This book contains 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 period, and how these anxieties and attitudes reflect back thro...

KATE DORNEY is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Performance at the Victoria & Albert Theatre Collections, London, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.84 × 5.63 × 0.83 inPublished:November 15, 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