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Focusing on major and emerging playwrights, institutions, and various theatre practices this Concise Companion examines the key issues in British and Irish theatre since 1979. Written by leading international scholars in the field, this collection offers new ways of thinking about the social, political, and cultural contexts within which specific aspects of British and Irish theatre have emerged and explores the relationship between these contexts and the works produced. It investigates why particular issues and practices have emerged as significant in the theatre of this period.

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Nadine Holdsworth is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre andPerformance Studies at the University of Warwick. She has recentlypublished Joan Littlewood as part of the Routledge PerformancePractitioners series and previously edited John McGrath’scollected writings on theatre, Naked Thoughts That RoamAbout (Nick Hern, 2002) and his Plays for England(Exeter University Press, 2005).

Mary Luckhurst is Senior Lecturer in Modern Drama at theUniversity of York. She has edited A Companion to ModernBritish and Irish Drama (Blackwell 2006) and is the author ofDramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre (2006), co-author ofThe Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (2002), andco-editor of Theatre and Celebrity in Britain, 1660-2000(2005). She has also edited The Creative Writing Handbook:Techniques for New Writers (1996), On Directing: Interviewswith Directors (1999), and On Acting: Interviews withActors (2002). In 2006 she was awarded a University of Yorkteaching award and made a National Teaching Fellow of the HigherEducation Academy in recognition of her outstanding contributionsto drama teaching and research.

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“This volume provides valuable insight into the issues andpractices of contemporary theater.  Summing Up: Highlyrecommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through facultyand professionals.”  (Choice, 1 January 2014)

"As an introduction to contemporary British and Irish drama and itsliterature, this Blackwell concise companion is excellent.... Butbe careful, intellectual stimulation is certain!" (ReferenceReviews, April 2009)

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