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Secondary Reading

Individual dramatists
 
Barker
 
Barker, Howard, Arguments for a Theatre (Manchester 1993)
 
   -                         Death, the One and the Art of Theatre (London 2005)
 
Lamb, Charles, Howard Barker's Theatre of Seduction (Amsterdam 1997
 
Rabey, David Ian, Howard Barker, Politics and Desire (London 1989)
 
Shaughnessy, Robert, “Howard Barker, the Wrestling School and the Cult of the Author”, New  Theatre Quarterly (August 1989), pp.264-271
 
 
Bond
 
Bond, Edward, The Activist Papers (London 1980)
 
                                Letters of Edward Bond (London, 1990)
 
                                The Hidden Plot: Notes on Theatre and the State (London 2000)
 
Hay, Malcolm and Roberts, Philip, Bond, a Study of His Plays (London 1980)
 
Hirst, David L,. Edward Bond (London 1985)
 
Lappin, Lou, The Art and Politics of Edward Bond (New York 1987)
 
Spencer, Jenny, Dramatic Strategies in the Plays of Edward Bond (Cambridge 1992)      
 
Stuart, Ian: Politics in Performance (New York 1996)
 
 
Churchill
 
Aston, Elaine, Caryl Churchill (Plymouth 1997)
 
Cousin, Geraldine, Churchill the Playwright (London 1989)
 
Kritzer, Amelia H, The Plays of Caryl Churchill (London 1991)
 
Randall, Phyllis, Caryl Churchill, A Casebook (New York 1988)
 
 
Crimp
 
Sierz, Alec, The Theatre of Martin Crimp (London 2006)
 
 
Frayn
 
Frayn, Michael, Celia’s Secret (London 2001)
 
Wu, Duncan,  Making Plays (Basingstoke 2000)
 
Jung, Robert K., Brighter than a Thousand Suns (London 1958)
 
 
Friel
 
Andrews, Elmer, The Art of Brian Friel (Basingstoke, 1995)
 
Dantanus, Ulf, Brian Friel, the Growth of an Irish Dramatist (London 1985)
 
Friel, Brian, Essays, Diaries, Interviews (London 1999)
 
McGrath, F.C., Brian Friel’s (Post) Colonial Drama (Syracuse, 1999)
 
Pine, Richard, Brian Friel and Ireland’s Drama (London 1990)
 
 
Kane
 
Graham Saunders, Love Me or Kill Me (Manchester 2002)
 
 
McGuinness
 
Lojek, Helen (ed.),  The Theatre of Frank McGuinness (Dublin 2002)
 
                Contexts for Frank McGuinness’s Drama (Washington 2004)
 
Mercer
 
Hoggart, Richard, The Uses of Literacy (London 1957)
 
Laing, R.D., The Divided Self (London 1965)
 
Sanity, Madness and the Family (London 1964)
 
Mercer, David, The Generations (London 1964)
 
Taylor, Don, Days of Vision (London 1990)
 
Trussler, Simon (ed.), New Theatre Voices of the Seventies (London 1981)
 
Williams, Raymond, Culture and Society (London 1958)
 
 
 
 Pinter
 
Almansi,Guido, Harold Pinter (London 1983)
 
Billington, Michael, The Life and Work of Harold Pinter (London 1996)
 
Esslin, Martin, Pinter the Playwright (London 1992)
 
Ganz, Arthur, Pinter, a Collection of Critical Essays (London and NY 1972)
 
Gussow, Mel, Conversations with Harold Pinter (London and New York 1994)
 
Klein, Joanne, Making Pictures: The Pinter Screenplays (Columbia 1985)
 
Pinter, Harold, The Proust Screenplay (London 1978)
 
Sacks, Oliver, Awakenings (London 1976)
 
Silverstein, Marc, Harold Pinter: the Language of Cultural Power (London 1993)
 
 
Potter
 
Carpenter, Humphrey, Dennis Potter (London 1998)
 
Cook, John R., Dennis Potter, A Life on Screen (Manchester 1995)
 
Fuller, Graham (ed.), Potter on Potter (London 1993)
 
Gilbert, W.S., Fight and Kick and Bite (London 1995)
 
Potter, Dennis, Seeing the Blossom (London 1994)
 
Williams, Raymond, Culture and Society (London 1958)
 
 
Stoppard
Cahn, Victor, Beyond Absurdity (London 1979)
 
Dean, Joan, Tom Stoppard as a Moral Matrix (Columbia 1981)
 
Fleming, John, Stoppard’s Theatre  (Austin 2001)
 
Gleick, James, Chaos (London 1988)
 
Gussow, Mel, Conversations with Stoppard (London 1995)
 
Harty, John, Tom Stoppard: A Casebook (New York 1987)
 
Kelly, K.E., Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard (Cambridge 2001)
 
Jenkins, Anthony, The Theatre of Tom Stoppard (Cambridge 1997)

 

 

 

 

 

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