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Dan Rebellato is a playwright and academic. His stage plays include Static, Here's What I Did With My Body One Day, Chekhov in Hell, Mile End, Beachy Head, Theatremorphosis, and Outright Terror Bold and Brilliant. His work for radio includes Erskine May, Emily Rising, And So Say All of Us... and adaptations of The Midwich Cuckoos, Dead Souls and Girlfriend in a Coma. He is also Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London. Books include 1956 and All That, Theatre & Globalization, and Contemporary European Theatre Directors. He lives in London.

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"Rebellato's most provocative thesis is that the Royal Court's mission was to challenge a theatrical culture unhealthily dominated by gay men."-"London Review of Books "[A] fascinating volume... Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections."-"Choice, September 1999

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On of the best books on modern British theatre! 24 Mar 2005
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An excellent in-depth account and critical analysis of modern British theatre, a derobing of the myths surrounding it's 'revolution' in the 1950's with John Osbourne's play 'Look Back in Anger', and an injection of 'poison' in terms of sexual politics. For me it has also served as a great referential source for British theatre companies, stages and playwrights. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seriously wants to know about modern British theatre.
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