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A Taste of Honey GCSE Student Guide

Kate Whittaker

Kate Whittaker is a former English and Drama teacher who has worked in a variety of UK secondary schools. She is Lecturer in Drama at Birmingham City University, specialising in post-war British and North American theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...Written specifically for GCSE students by academics and specialists in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place...

John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Short Guides and Biography

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...Look Back in Anger is one of the few works of drama that are indisputably central to British culture in general, and its name is one of the most well-known in postwar cultural history. Its premiere in 1956 sparked off the first "new wave...

The Slab Boys

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John Byrne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Byrne

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the Slab Boys trilogy – The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug and Still Life – capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair....

Cuttin' A Rug

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John Byrne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Byrne

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the Slab Boys trilogy – The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug and Still Life – capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair....

Still Life

Written by

John Byrne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Byrne

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the Slab Boys trilogy – The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug and Still Life – capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair....

Build a Rocket

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Christopher York

~playauthor~Written by~ Christopher York

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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..."This isn't the story of Icarus and Daedalus. It's Yasmin and Jack. And we won't fly too close to the sun...

Documents

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...The following edited interview transcripts have been taken from the Theatre Archive Project, a collaboration between the British Library and De Montfort University, originally funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC...

Introducing the Playwrights

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Introduction As pointed out in Chapter 1, the political, cultural and theatrical climate of the 1950s was rather complex and difficult, and the political realities that the country had to deal with were new and troubling...

Playwrights and Plays

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...T. S. Eliot: Plays of the 1950s by Sarah Bay-Cheng In a letter dated 19 August 1949, T. S. Eliot described his new play to fellow author and sometime playwright Djuna Barnes: ‘The Cocktail Party is the name of it, but that’s only...

Second World War Theatre and After

Rebecca D’Monté

Rebecca D’Monte is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her publications include Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s, co-edited with Graham Saunders. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre and Performance 1900–1950

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Britain had been watching the political situation in Europe with growing concern ever since the end of the First World War. The 1919 Treaty of Versailles had done nothing to assuage the Germans, and indeed had exacerbated...