Page extent: 98
ISBN: 9781840020526
Binding: PaperBack

At Ease in a Bright Red Tie: Writings on Theatre

John Whiting

PaperBack (10 Feb 1999)

Edited with an introduction by Ronald Hayman

This collection of essays and theatre criticism by playwright John Whiting first emerged during the most exciting and eventful decade in post-war twentieth-century British theatre – 1952-1962. Working-class characters were forcefully introduced into mainstream theatre as more than just stereotypes in small roles. Phrases such as 'kitchen sink' and 'angry young man' were coined. The decade also saw the creation of two subsidised companies: the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Includes 'The Art of the Dramatist', a lecture delivered at The Old Vic on 29 September 1957.

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ISBN13 9781840020526
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 98