Howard Brenton (3921 words)

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