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Portable Theatre

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... an incendiary response to contemporary culture by drawing on violent and pornographic material: Chris Wilkinson’s Plays for Rubber Go-Go Girls, the group-written Lay By and Wilson’s Blowjob. The ACGB wanted Portable...

Playwrights and Plays

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: the 1970s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... but one who has never been afraid of questioning received assumptions of both socialism and feminism. David Hare By Chris Megson (David Hare, 1991)...

Theatre in the 1970s

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: the 1970s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... democratic or cooperative in structure, committed to reaching new audiences outside conventional theatre spaces, and often constituted for a specific purpose. As the director Chris Parr reflects: ‘I remember at the time being very conscious...

Introducing the Playwrights

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: the 1970s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... universities and army camps. By 1971, the group had three pieces showing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Chris Wilkinson’s Plays for Rubber Go-Go Girls, the group-written Lay By and Wilson’s Blow Job. The Arts Council wanted Portable to remain small...

Documents

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: the 1970s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... and break the hold of Brecht on your mind. So extreme figures like Jed in Magnificence or Lambert in Pravda naturally came to mind. CM: In the late 1960s, you worked with Chris Parr in Bradford and the Brighton...

Introduction: Living in The 1970s

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: the 1970s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Some of the factual information in this introduction is sourced from the excellent ‘Books on the 1970s’ listed in the Select Bibliography. Plus: Martin Bright, ‘Look Back in Anger’, Guardian, 3 February 2002; Derek Gillard, ‘Education...