THE NEW BRITISH DRAMA by Henry- Ed. Popkin

THE NEW BRITISH DRAMA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Six plays by the new British dramatists are set off by an introductory essay by Henry Popkin. He sees social mobility as the post-war prime mover from the theatre of the upper and upper middle class and aspirants to the working class and sometimes Jewish playwrights. Printed here in full are: Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Behan's The Hostage, Wesker's Roots. Arden's Sergeant Musgrave's Dance. Simpson's One Way Pendulum, Pinter's The Caretaker. Notes on the Theater by Directors and Playwrights form the second part of the book and include contributions by Joan Littlewood, George Devine, Arnold Wesker, Harold Pinter and John Arden. A command performance for genuine theatre lovers.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1964
Publisher: Grove