Modern British Theatre Then and Now


Leslie Hill

This introductory course covers some of the ‘golden ages’ of British Theatre from 1890 to the present: the stylish and witty ‘New Drama’ of the Edwardian era with writers such as George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde exploring sex and politics in the wake of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House; the artistic innovations of the 1950s and 60s from seminal writers such as Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard; and more recent works by modern legends Caryl Churchill, David Hare and immersive or interactive theatre by companies such as Punch Drunk.