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Acts of War: The Representation of Military Conflict on the British Stage and Television Since 1945 (Warwick Studies in the European Humanities)

ISBN13: 9781859282472
ISBN: 1859282474
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $99.95
Publisher: Scolar Press
Published Date:
Pages: 203

For fifty years the theatre, followed by television drama, has explored the myths and the consequences of the states of war which have loomed in the background of British life. This survey shows how succeeding generations of British playwrights have recognised war as a determining presence in the political consciousness of the nation. In their treatment of military conflict dramatists invariably find themselves engaging with underlying issues of class, of gender and of political authority.