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The Play of Law in Modern British Theatre

Ian Ward

Abstract

The Play of Law in Modern British Theatre investigates the place and purpose of law in a range of modern dramatic settings and writings. Each chapter, which focusses on a particular area of law and the work of a particular playwright, illustrates the important role of theatre in articulating legal and political issues to a modern audience. The encompassing aspiration of The Play of Law in Modern British Theatre introduces the reader to a variety of genres in modern dramatic writing. From the ‘state of the nation’ plays of the 1980s and 1990s, to ‘verbatim’ and modern historical drama, to the c ... More

Keywords: Law, British Theatre, Politics, Dramatic writing, Legal debate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474450140
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450140.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Ward, author
Newcastle University