1956 and All That: The Making of Modern British Drama by Dan Rebellato

By Dan Rebellato

it really is acknowledged that British Drama was once shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by means of the 'revolutionary' visual appeal of John Osborne's Look again in Anger on the Royal court docket in might 1956. yet had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate because the offended younger males claimed? was once the period of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted because it seems?
during this daring and engaging problem to the acquired knowledge of the final 40 years of theatrical heritage, Dan Rebellato uncovers a distinct tale altogether. it really is one the place Britain's declining Empire and lengthening panic over the 'problem' of homosexuality performed a vital function within the building of a permanent fantasy of the theatre. via going again to fundamental assets and carefully wondering all assumptions, Rebellato has rewritten the historical past of the Making of contemporary British Drama.

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