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By Dan Rebellato

it truly is stated that British Drama used to be shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by way of the 'revolutionary' visual appeal of John Osborne's Look again in Anger on the Royal courtroom in may well 1956. yet had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate because the offended younger males claimed? was once the period of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted because it seems?
during this daring and interesting problem to the bought knowledge of the final 40 years of theatrical background, Dan Rebellato uncovers a special tale altogether. it really is one the place Britain's declining Empire and extending panic over the 'problem' of homosexuality performed an important position within the development of an everlasting fable of the theatre. by way of going again to fundamental assets and conscientiously wondering all assumptions, Rebellato has rewritten the historical past of the Making of contemporary British Drama.

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