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EN107 - Secondary Reading List

Selected Secondary Bibliography:


Banham, Martin,  John Osborne (Edinburgh, 1969)

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

Beckett.  Samuel,  The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett

        Vol. 1 Waiting For Godot ed. by Dougald McMillan (London: Faber & Faber, 1993)

         Vol. 2. Endgame ed. by S. E. Gontarski (London:  Faber & Faber, 1992)

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

Brenton,  Howard, Hot Irons (London: Nick Hern Books, 1995)

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 and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990)

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

Cohn,  Ruby (ed), Samuel Beckett.- Waiting for Godot A Casebook (Basingstoke:.  Macmillan, 1987)

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)

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

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

Edgar, David, 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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Lamb, Charles, Howard Barker's Theatre of Seduction (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic, 1997)

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

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

Osment, Philip (ed.) Gay Sweatshop: Four Plays and a Company (London: Methuen, 1989)

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

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

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

Scott, Michael (ed.), The Birthday Party, The Caretaker and The Homecoming: A Casebook (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1986)

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

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

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.