The Theatre of War: The First World War In British And Irish Drama

Hardcover | July 12, 2007

byH. Kosok

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The Theatre of War surveys more than two hundred plays about the First World War written, published and/or performed in Britain and Ireland between 1909 and 1998. Collectively, these plays constitute an important aspect of British and Irish literary, social and cultural history. They are discussed from five major perspectives: subject matter, technique, attitude, reception and evaluation. The resulting complex image is a significant contribution to the understanding of the First World War as a watershed in international history.

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The Theatre of War surveys more than two hundred plays about the First World War written, published and/or performed in Britain and Ireland between 1909 and 1998. Collectively, these plays constitute an important aspect of British and Irish literary, social and cultural history. They are discussed from five major perspectives: subject ...

HEINZ KOSOK is Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and has previously held professorial appointments at the universities of Marburg and Stuttgart. He has acted as President of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, as well as Chairman of the German A...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:July 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023052558X

ISBN - 13:9780230525580

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments * Introduction * Theatres of War: Aspects of Subject Matter * Staging the War: Aspects of Presentation * Engaging Intellect or Emotions: Aspects of Attitude * Popular Failures and Successes: Aspects of Reception * 'Good' versus 'Bad' War Plays: Aspects of Evaluation * British and Irish Plays about the First World War: A Checklist * Notes * Index