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Sex on Stage

Gender and Sexuality in Post-War British Theatre

In the years just after World War II, theater provided an important critique of British society’s engagement with gender and sexual politics. Sex on Stage examines how British playwrights, actors, and directors brought women’s sexuality and gay and lesbian issues to the cutting edge of drama after World War II.  Through a close reading of playwrights such as John Osborne, Harold Pinter, and Terence Rattigan, alongside accounts of their sociopolitical context and public reception, Andrew Wyllie reveals that this more progressive age was also one of reactionary statements and industry-wide anxiety.
 

188 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2009

Literature and Literary Criticism: British and Irish Literature


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
 
Chapter 1   Introduction
Chapter 2   The Emergence of the Female Canon
Chapter 3   Masculine Anxieties
Chapter 4   Gay and Lesbian Plays
Chapter 5   Gender and Farce: Ayckbourn and Orton
 
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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