Modern Drama: Plays of the '80s and '90s: Top Girls; Hysteria; Blasted; Shopping & F***ing; The Beauty Queen of Leenane

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With an introduction by Graham Whybrow, literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, this anthology collects the defining plays of the 1980s and 1990s in one volume - Top Girls 'The best British play ever from a woman dramatist' (The Guardian) Hysteria 'One of the most brilliantly original and entertaining new plays I have seen in years' (The Sunday Times) Blasted 'Her dialogue is both sparse and stunning. They will call her mad, but then they said that about Strindberg' (Mail on Sunday) Shopping and F***ing 'A real coup de theatre' (Evening Standard) The Beauty Queen of Leenane 'The most wickedly funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist . . . a born storyteller' (New York Times)The result is a collection of "must reads" that's excellent value for students and theatre fans alike.

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User Review  - GingerbreadMan - LibraryThing

This is a really good collection of some of the most noteworthy British plays from the nineties, topped with a portal work by Carly Churchill as a forerunner. I’ve read and/or seen most of them, but ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Terry Johnson is an award-winning playwright whose previous plays have included Hitchcock Blonde, Hysteria and Insignificance. His other works include adaptations of The Graduate and Dead Funny.

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