Reassessing middlebrow drama during the second world war

D'Monté, R. (2009) Reassessing middlebrow drama during the second world war. In: Middlebrow Cultures Conference, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 2009.

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Abstract

Middlebrow drama has long been dismissed as unrealistic and unchallenging. Ultimately, this led to the rejection by critics (though interestingly not by audiences) of the middlebrow for confrontational and experimental drama in the post-war period. This paper will provide a different perspective by focusing on how the Second World War affected the writing, production and the reception of middlebrow drama to show that, like the cinema, it played a part in the war effort of the time.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:middlebrow, drama, war, propaganda
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:8260
Deposited By: E. Cholerton
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 07:47
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:00

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