1350200913
Paperback:Good nights out : a history of popular British theatre since the Second World War /:2021 Paperback Good nights out : a history of popular British theatre since the Second World War /
Good nights out : a history of popular British theatre since the Second World War /
Author: Sierz, Aleks.
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 792.09410914
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1350200913 9781350200913 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Originally published: London: Methuen Drama, 2020.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- War: Comic, Tragic and Nostalgic -- Crime: Classical, Farcical and Postmodern -- Sex: Comic, Episodic and Ironic -- Family: Traditional, Redemptive and Fractured -- Class: Musical, Parodic and Political -- History: Gothic, Edwardian and Pastiche -- Fantasy: Whimsy, Camp and Sci-fi -- Conclusion: Dream Life of the British People -- Appendices
London's West End is a global success story, staging phenomenal hit shows that have delighted millions of spectators and generated billions of pounds in revenue. In 'Good Nights Out', Aleks Sierz provides a thematic survey of such popular theatre shows that were enormous commercial successes over the past 75 years. He argues that these outstanding hits have a lot to say about the collective cultural, social and political attitudes and aspirations of the country, and about how our national identity - and theatre's role in creating it - has evolved over the decades.
Specialized.
Extent: 240 pages ; 24 cm
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