By Dan Rebellato

It's acknowledged that British Drama used to be shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by means of the 'revolutionary' visual appeal of John Osborne's Look again in Anger on the Royal courtroom in might 1956. yet had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate because the indignant younger males claimed? used to be the period of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted because it seems?
during this daring and engaging problem to the obtained knowledge of the final 40 years of theatrical background, Dan Rebellato uncovers a distinct tale altogether. it's one the place Britain's declining Empire and extending panic over the 'problem' of homosexuality performed a vital function within the building of a permanent fable of the theatre. through going again to fundamental resources and conscientiously wondering all assumptions, Rebellato has rewritten the background of the Making of contemporary British Drama.

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