The Dystopian Near-Future in Contemporary British Drama

  title={The Dystopian Near-Future in Contemporary British Drama},
  author={Trish Reid},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Drama in English},
  pages={72 - 88}
  • T. Reid
  • Published 1 May 2019
  • Art
  • Journal of Contemporary Drama in English
Abstract This paper addresses the theme of fear and anxiety in contemporary drama and performance through a consideration of the trope of the dystopian near-future as it has re-occurred in a significant number of recent British plays. It takes as its starting point the contention that the prevalence and persistence of this motif makes it worthy of investigation. The plays under discussion do not re-inscribe socio-political problems, or the status quo, by pretending to be objective records of… 
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