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By Dan Rebellato

it truly is acknowledged 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 could 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 engaging problem to the bought knowledge of the final 40 years of theatrical background, Dan Rebellato uncovers a unique tale altogether. it truly is one the place Britain's declining Empire and lengthening panic over the 'problem' of homosexuality performed a very important position within the building of a permanent fantasy of the theatre. through going again to fundamental assets and carefully wondering all assumptions, Rebellato has rewritten the heritage of the Making of contemporary British Drama.

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