A History of British Drama
Sibylle Baumbach, Birgit Neumann, Ansgar Nünning (Eds.)
A History of British Drama: Genres - Developments - Model Interpretations
ISBN 978-3-86821-333-1, 460 S., kt., € 36,50 (2011)
(WVT-Handbücher zum literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Studium, Bd. 15)
This handbook, which addresses specialists and non-specialists of drama alike, provides a concise overview of dramatic genres and developments in the history of British drama. Bringing together experts in the field, it critically reflects major thematic concerns and formal conventions that shaped drama in diverse periods. Rather than focusing primarily on individual authors, this History offers a diachronically structured series of introductions to main dramatic genres as well as exemplary analyses of plays that can serve as paradigm examples of the respective (sub-)genres at the time. In addition to presenting an array of theoretical and methodological approaches to central plays, each chapter exemplifies crucial generic developments in model interpretations linking aesthetic concerns to cultural issues of the time. Using the analytical tools and methods developed by literary studies in general and the analysis of drama in particular, this handbook provides readers with a systematic framework to place and understand the most important generic traditions of British drama.
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"The volume can wholeheartedly be recommended to student readers. They will find it very useful as an overview of the whole field of British drama as well as for brief reference or as a starting point for in-depth reading."
Merle Tönnies, Anglistik – International Journal of English Studies 24.1 (2013)
"A History of British Drama is highly recommendable for courses in drama, both introductory and more advanced, as a guide for individual study and as a valuable aid for university instructors."
Elzbieta Baraniecka, Anglia – Journal of English Philology 130.4 (2012)