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Modern Theatre in 100 Plays

January 29th 2013 23:31
Played in Britain:
Modern Theatre in 100 Plays 1945 - 2010

A new app for theatre lovers from the V&A

Played in Britain celebrates 60 years of remarkable post-war theatre - from J. B. Priestley's classic play An Inspector Calls (1946), to Laura Wade's Posh (2010).

Presenting a fascinating overview of British theatre, each play is accompanied by an original essay summarising its plot, impact and legacy and features material from the V&A's vast Theatre & Performance collection.

Simon Callow
Simon Callow

With narration by Simon Callow and commentary from critic Michael Billington, Played in Britain explores 100 plays which created a contemporary stir, either by provoking public outcry, or by breaking new ground; they are plays that engage with the world around them.

Actors, set designers, costume designers and directors have contributed audio interviews, including actor Patrick Stewart (Waiting for Godot, 2009) and costume designer Sue Blane (The Rocky Horror Show, 1973). First night reviews from the Guardian and the Telegraph newspapers provide an insight into contemporary critical opinion.

Key features:

Video introduction and narration by Simon Callow
100 original essays and contextual overviews by leading theatre and performance experts
Audio commentaries by theatre practitioners and critics
Includes script extracts for selected plays courtesy of Methuen Drama
with iPad

Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays, 1945 - 2010 is available to purchase from iTunes for £7.99
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