The full room: an A-Z of contemporary playwriting
In this highly personal and comprehensive survey of contemporary drama, Dominic Dromgoole, one of Britain's most innovative young directors, celebrates the plays and playwrights at the forefront of theatre today. All the way from A-Z, Dromgoole's short essays include his thoughts on Sebastian Barry, Edward Bond, April de Angelis, Pam Gems, David Hare, Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson, Harold Pinter, Mark Ravenhill, and many, many more. Intelligent, partisan, enthusiastic and always illuminating, this is an insider's guide to the key shapers of theatre over the last decade, and essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary theatre.
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