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Drama on Drama

Dimensions of Theatricality on the Contemporary British Stage

  • Nicole Boireau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Historical Perspectives

  3. The Theatrical Is the Real

  4. Enlightening Interplays

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 246-256

About this book


This book gives an in-depth and invigorating analysis of reflexivity in recent British drama - the way drama comments on drama. The interplay of dramatic forms, the cross-fertilization of historical traditions are explored in relation to major contemporary authors and theatrical practices. When drama takes itself as its own object of study it paradoxically highlights the most vital issues of its time. Key questions are raised about the nature of theatricality in play-writing and performance in this the first full-length treatment of the subject.


Beckett British drama drama Harold Pinter Middle Ages realism Research in English and American Literature time

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicole Boireau
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MetzFrance

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