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EN107 - Secondary Reading List

Aston, Elaine, Feminist views on the English Stage (Cambridge: CUP 2003)

Banham, Martin, John Osborne (Edinburgh: EUP, 1969)

Barker, Howard, Arguments for a Theatre (London: John Calder, 1989)

Bertolini, John, The case for Terence Rattigan, playwright (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, 2016)

Billington, Michael, State of the Nation: British Theatre Since 1945 (London: Faber, 2007)

- The Life and Works of Harold Pinter (London: Faber, 1996)

Brewer, Mary F., ed, Modern and contemporary Black British drama (London: Palgrave, 2015)

Browne, Terry, Playwright's Theatre: The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre (London: Pitman, 1975)

Bull, John, New British Political Dramatists (London: MacMillan, 1984)

Case, Sue-Ellen, Feminism and Theatre (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988)

- Performing Femininities: Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990)

- Split Britches: Lesbian Practice, Feminist Performance (London: Routledge, 1996)

Chambers, Colin, Black and Asian Theatre in Britain: A History (London: Routledge, 2011)

Cochrane, Claire, Twentieth-Century British Theatre: Industry, Art and Empire (Cambridge: CUP, 2011)

Cousin, Geraldine, Churchill The Playwright (London: Methuen, 1989)

- Women in Dramatic Space and Time: Contemporary Female Characters on Stage (London: Routledge, 1996)

Coult, Tony, The Plays of Edward Bond (London: Methuen, 1977)

Craig, Sandy, ed., Dreams and Deconstructions, Alternative Theatre in Britain (Ambergate: Amber Lane, 1980)

Cronin, Anthony, Samuel Beckett, The Last Modernist (New York: Harper Collins, 1997)

Denison, Patricia, ed., John Osborne: A Casebook (New York: Routledge, 1997)

Dromgoole, Dominic, The Full Room (London: Methuen, 2000)

Dutton, Richard, Modem British Tragicomedy and the British Tradition: Beckett, Pinter & Stoppard (Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1986)

Edgar, David, ed., State of Play (London: Faber, 1999)

Esslin, Martin, The Theatre of the Absurd (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987)

- Pinter, A Study of His Plays (London: Eyre Methuen, 1973)

Fitzsimmonds, Linda, File on Churchill (London: Methuen, 1989)

Goddard, Lynette, Contemporary black British playwrights (London: Palgrave, 2015)

- Staging black feminisms (London: Palgrave, 2007)

Goodman, Elizabeth, Contemporary Feminist Theatres (London: Routledge, 1993)

Goorney, Howard, The Theatre Workshop Story (London: Methuen, 1981)

Ley, Graham, ed., Critical essays on British South Asian theatre (Exeter: Exeter UP, 2012)

Hingorani, Dominic, British Asian theatre : dramaturgy, process and performance (London: Palgrave, 2010)

lnnes, Christopher, Modem British Drama 1890 - 1990 (Cambridge: CUP, 1992)

ltzin, Catherine, Stages in the Revolution.- Political Theatre in Britain Since 1968 (London: Methuen, 1980)

Lacey, Stephen, British Realist Theatre: The New Wave In Its Context 1956-1965 (London: Routledge, 1995)

Lahr, John, ed., The Orton Diaries (London: Methuen, 1986)

Leeming, Glenda, Wesker the Playwright (London: Methuen, 1983)

Megson, Chris, Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s (London: Methuen, 2012)

McGrath, John, A Good Night Out (London: Methuen, 1981)

Milling, Jane, Modern British Playwriting: The 1980s (London: Methuen, 2012)

Murray, Christopher, The theatre of Brian Friel : tradition and modernity (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2016)

Nicholson, Steve, Modern British Playwriting: The 1960s (London: Methuen, 2012)

Pattie, David, Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s (London: Methuen, 2012)

Peacock, D. Keith, Thatcher's Theatre (London: Greenwood, 1999)

Pearce, Michael, Black British Drama (London: Routledge, 2017)

Rebellato, Dan, 1956 And All That (London: Routledge, 1999)

- Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 (London: Methuen, 2012)

Roberts, Philip, The Royal Court Theatre and the Modem Stage (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)

- Edward Bond: A Companion to His Plays (London: T.Q. Publications, 1978)

Saunders, Graham, 'Love me or kill me' : Sarah Kane and the theatre of extremes (Manchester: Manchester UP, 2002)

Shellard, Dominic, British Theatre since the War (London and New Haven: Yale, 2000)

Sierz, Aleks, In-Yer-Face Theatre (London, Faber: 2001)

- Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s (London: Methuen, 2012)

Sked, Alan and Cook, Chris, Post War Britain, A Political History (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988)

Taylor, John Russell, Anger and After (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964)

Wandor, Michelle, Look Back in Gender (London: Methuen, 1987)

- Carry on Understudies (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986)

You are also encouraged to read more widely in the works of playwrights who particularly interest you. Several writers are the subject of monographs not listed here: consult the library catalogue.