First published in 1977, this book provides a clear and well-illustrated analysis of modern verse drama. It studies the work of its chief exponents, T. S. Eliot and Christopher Fry, as well as the genre’s place in the development of modern theatre. It particular focuses on the effect that verse drama has had on an audience’s awareness of language in the theatre, paving the way for dramatists like Pinter, Beckett and Wesker.

This book will be of particular interest to those studying modern poetry and drama.

chapter 1|14 pages

Modern Verse Drama

chapter 2|17 pages

Poets in the Theatre

chapter 3|5 pages

Religious Verse Drama

chapter 4|16 pages

T. S. Eliot

chapter 5|11 pages

Christopher Fry

chapter 6|9 pages

Poets of the Theatre

chapter 7|3 pages

Poetic Drama