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'In the pursuit of new writers': how the Royal Court Young Peoples' Theatre contributed to the development of first time playwrights in the 1990s

'In the pursuit of new writers': how the Royal Court Young Peoples' Theatre contributed to the development of first time playwrights in the 1990s

Holden, Nicholas ORCID: 0000-0002-3437-1702 (2020) 'In the pursuit of new writers': how the Royal Court Young Peoples' Theatre contributed to the development of first time playwrights in the 1990s. In: Boles, William C., (ed.) After In-Yer-Face: Remnants of a Theatrical Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-35. ISBN 978-3030394264 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39427-1_2)

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Abstract

The 1994/95 season of new plays by first time writers is emblematic of the Court’s new policy of “rapid turnover, rapid expansion” which aimed to directly challenge the vision of the past and dramatically augment the number of plays in production at the theater. Although the theater’s own grassroots initiative, the Young Peoples’ Theatre (YPT), was central to the Court’s ability to sustain this policy, its contribution has been largely overlooked in existing scholarship. Holden, therefore, assesses the ways in which the YPT sourced and developed a new generation of playwrights which ultimately supported the Court in the realization and implementation of its vision.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Royal Court, In-Yer-Face, New Writing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
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Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 10:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22906

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