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This House by James Graham

This House by James Graham

Graham, James and Holden, Nicholas ORCID: 0000-0002-3437-1702 (2021) This House by James Graham. Methuen Student Drama Editions, 1 (1). Bloomsbury Methuen, London. ISBN 9781350155534

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Abstract

For the first time, this play - first performed in 2012 at the National Theatre - is published in the Methuen Drama Student Edition series. It features commentary & notes by Nicholas Holden, Lecturer in Drama at the University of Greenwich, UK, that help the student unpack the play's social, political and cultural context, as well as its themes, language, structure and production history.

In tough times, the British do what we have always done. We muddle through.

This House is a razor-sharp political comedy exploring Westminster and the 1974 British hung parliament, which provides a timely historical correlative to the current political climate.

It's the play that secured the then-30-year-old James Graham's reputation as one of the UK's most important and revered dramatists, gaining critical acclaim, enjoying a sell-out run at the National Theatre's Olivier in 2013 and being revived in the West End in 2017, when it was Olivier-nominated.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: James Graham; This House; politics; plays; parliament; 1970s; hung parliament
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HUS)
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33351

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