20th- and 21st-century theatre reading list

Acheson, James, ed., British and Irish Drama Since 1960, London: Macmillan, 1993

Barker, Clive, and Maggie B. Gale, British Theatre Between the Wars, 1918-1939, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000

Bentley, Eric, ed., The Theory of the Modern Stage, revised edn., London: Penguin,1992

Bigsby, C.W.E., Contemporary American Playwrights, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999

Booth, Michael R., and, Joel H. Kaplan, eds., The Edwardian Theatre: Essays on Performance and the Stage, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996

Bull, John, ed., British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II, Detroit and London: Gale Group, c2001

Chambers, Colin, The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre, London: Continuum, 2002

Chambers, Colin, and Mike Prior, Playwright’s Progress: patterns of Postwar British Drama, Oxford: Amber Lane Press, 1987

Chothia, Jean, English Drama of the Early Modern period 1890-1940, London: Longman,1996

Counsell, Colin, Signs of Performance: An Introduction to Twentieth Century Theatre, London: Routledge, 1996

De Jongh, Nicholas, Politics, Prudery & Perversions: The Censoring of the English Stage, 1901-1968, London: Methuen, 2000

Eyre, Richard, Changing Stages: A View of British Theatre in the Twentieth Century, London: Bloomsbury, 2000

Fowler, Jim, Unleashing Britain: Theatre Gets Real 1955-64 , London: V&A Publications in association with the Theatre Museum, 2005

Gottlieb, Vera, and Colin Chambers, Theatre in a Cool Climate, Oxford: Amber Lane Press, 1999

Hodgson, Terry, Modern Drama: From Ibsen to Fugard (London: Batsford, 1992)

Innes, Christopher, Modern British Drama 1890-1990, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995

Kershaw, Baz, The Radical in Performance: Between Brecht and Baudrillard, London: Routledge, 1999

Lacey, Stephen, British Realist Theatre: The New Wave in its Context 1956-1965, London: Routledge, 1995

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre, London: Routledge, 2000

Nicholson, Steve, British Theatre and the Red Peril: The Portrayal of Communism 1917-1945, Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1999

Nicholson, Steve, The Censorship of British Drama, 1900-1968. Vol. 1, 1900-1932, Exeter:  University of Exeter Press, 2003

 Rabey, David Ian, English drama Since 1940, London Longman, 2003

Roose-Evans, James, Experimental Theatre from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook, 4th revised & updated edn., London: Routledge, 1989

Shellard, Dominic, British Theatre Since the War, New Haven, Yale University Press, c1999

Shellard, Dominic, Steve Nicholson, and Miriam Handley, The Lord Chamberlain Regrets - : A History of British Theatre Censorship, London: British Library, 2004

Sierz, Aleks, In-yer-face Theatre: British Drama Today, London, Faber, 2001

Wearing, J.P., ed.,  The London Stage: A Calendar of Plays and Players, 1890-1959, 15 vols., Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1976-84

Wu, Duncan, Making Plays: Interviews with Contemporary British Dramatists and Their Directors, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2000

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