Page extent: 500
ISBN: 9781840027631
Binding: PaperBack

Royal Court Theatre Inside Out

Emily McLaughlin, Ruth Little

PaperBack (17 Oct 2007)

‘The Royal Court has been at the centre of British cultural life for the past 50 years, an engine room for new writing and constantly transforming the theatrical culture’
Stephen Daldry

For half a century the Royal Court has been at the cutting edge of British theatre. Established by George Devine as a ‘writers’ theatre’, the Court has consistently provided a platform for the most vital dramatic talents of the day.

Illustrated throughout with photographs from the plays, and reproduces documents and rehearsal notes from the original productions Inside Out considers the most notable productions from the tenure of each successive artistic director since the Court opened, and includes interviews with actors, writers, designers, technicians, and directors themselves. It lays bare the truth about controversies over productions like Look Back in Anger, Saved, Perdition, and Shopping and F**king, the closely fought battles over funding, and remarkable internal struggles between huge and competitive personalities at the heart of the Court. Inside Out combines a probing history with a unique collection of original and revealing anecdotes from everyone involved in the story of this most influential and important of cultural institutions.

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ISBN13 9781840027631
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 500


'An enjoyable and very detailed homage to a writers' theatre that still gives pleasure to so many. It will be read with enjoyment by anyone who has spent significant time on the theatre's now comfortable seats and wants to know more about the tradition that has seeped into the building and can be felt on every single visit to Sloane Square.' British Theatre Guide