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  • ISBN:9780521795630
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Literature
  • Author(s):John Smart, Pamela Bickley, Ian Brinton, Stephen Siddall
  • Available from: February 2002

Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Looking back on 20th century British drama from its' historical, social and political perspective enables the reader to set each play in a broader context. Contents include a selection of play extracts from well-known authors including Harold Brighouse, John Osborne, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

  • Contents
  • FEATURES
    • Each title includes a wide-ranging yet carefully levelled introductory discussion of a literary period, genre or theme, to provide students with an excellent introduction to an area of literature.

    • Helps students to address the new assessment objective 4 ('demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received') - worth up to 35% of the A level qualification under new guidelines.

    • Discussion questions and end-of-section tasks offer an invaluable resource for self study as well as helpful exam preparation.

    • A mini-anthology of texts and extracts saves teachers time searching for appropriate 'wider reading' texts.

  • CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • 1. Approaching 20th-century British drama
    • 2. Approaching the texts
    • 3. Play extracts
    • 4. Critical approaches to 20th-century British drama
    • 5. How to write about 20th-century British drama
    • 6. Resources.
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