Howard Brenton

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  • Steve Barfield (University of Human Development, Suleymanyia, Iraqi Kurdistan)

Howard Brenton is a major and frequently provocative voice in British post-war political theatre. He has written or co-written more than 40 plays, as well as journalism, essays, poetry, a novel and several dramatic adaptations. He has also written for television. His best known plays are: Christie In Love (1969); Brassneck (with David Hare, 1973); Magnificence (1973); The Churchill Play (1974); Weapons Of Happiness (1976); Epsom Downs (1977); The Romans In Britain (1980); Bloody Poetry (1984); Pravda (with David Hare, 1985). His work is frequently pugnacious and mordantly satirical, employing lampoons and caricatures - the character of Lambert La Roux, the …

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Barfield, Steve. "Howard Brenton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 September 2004
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]

Articles on Brenton's works

  1. Berlin Bertie
  2. Bloody Poetry
  3. Brassneck
  4. Christie in Love
  5. Epsom Downs
  6. H.I.D. (Hess is Dead)
  7. Iranian Nights
  8. Magnificence
  9. Moscow Gold
  10. Pravda
  11. Revenge
  12. The Churchill Play
  13. The Genius
  14. The Romans in Britain
  15. Weapons of Happiness