"Studying Modern Drama" provides students with a careful, step by step approach to tackling the entire field of modern plays from Ibsen to Sarah Kane and Patrick Marber. With discussions of the characteristics of modern drama, conventions and language and structure, the book also introduces a workshop method of exploring texts. The book is ideal as both a self-help or as a course book for theatre and drama students and provides practical help on criticism, essay writing and examinations.
KENNETH PICKERING has successfully combined the careers of academic, playwright, author and theatre director. He has held a number of Senior Academic appointments in the UK and USA and has been Chief Examiner in Drama for several major Boards. His plays and musicals are widely performed and he is the author of fifteen books on aspects of drama.