Professions in Contemporary Drama
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The Professions in Contemporary British Drama fills this extraordinary gap with a series of nine papers discussing the educational professions (Bennett, Mangan), the medical profession (Shields, Buse, ), priests (Kurdi), archaeologists (Forsyth) and artists (Di Benedetto, Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Edwards).
The book is of relevance to theatre academics and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is based on a conference organised in conjunction with the Centre for English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 6 March 1998.
1 Bouncer–Teacher–Doctor: Gentrification and the Role of the Outsider in the Plays of John Godber
2 ‘Appalling Teachers’: Masculine Authority in the Classroom in Educating Rita and Oleanna
3 Theatricality and Madness: Minding the Mind-doctors
4 Carry on Welfare State: Orton, Nichols, and the Medical Profession
5 The Priest Character’s Space and Function in Contemporary British and Irish Drama
Stephen Di Benedetto
7 The Artist as Character in Contemporary British Bio-Plays
8 The Professional Archaeologist and The Aesthetics of Cultural Imperialism in
Tony Harrison’s The Trackers of Oxyrynchus
9 Wittgenstein and Morality – The Playwright’s Purpose