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Author Boles, William C., 1966-

Title The argumentative theatre of Joe Penhall / William C. Boles.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  822.914 PENHALL/ BOLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 201 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index.
Contents Wild turkey and the new man, The new lad and the Penhall male -- Some voices and the failure of care -- Pale horse and the struggle to mourn -- Love and understanding and the demise of relationships -- The bullet and the stigma of redundancy -- Blue/orange and racism within the National Health Service -- Dumb show and Penhall's women -- Landscape with weapon and post-September 11 drama.
Summary "This book discusses the argumentative nature of Penhall's plays, while placing them within the context of contemporary British society and the modern dramatic tradition. His eight plays are discussed, and particular attention is paid to male identity, the nature of grief, the variety of females in his oeuvre, domestic drama and the role of autobiography in his work"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Penhall, Joe -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9780786459490 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0786459492 (paperback: acid-free paper)