John Arden Summary

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  • 6 Literature Criticisms
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Critical Essay by Laurence Kitchin The action of [Armstrong's Last Goodnight] is framed by the diplomat Lindsay who introduces it and signs it off. He and Armstrong are the main structural pill... Read more
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Critical Essay by Joan Tindale Blindheim It is a common feature of criticism that the work of dramatists is explored from every conceivable literary angle, while its stage functions are usually neglec... Read more
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Critical Essay by Arnold P. Hinchliffe [John Arden is not] lacking in personal anger but he is the dramatist par excellence who translates that anger into situations of a strictly impersonal nature. A... Read more
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Critical Essay by Emil Roy [Arden has] attained little commercial success and seems to be stuck with the reputation of being a "difficult" dramatist. The reasons may lie more in the ster... Read more
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Critical Essay by Simon Trussler Closely identified though John Arden has become with the other young British playwrights who began writing in the late 1950s, his dramatic career has taken an entirely... Read more
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Critical Essay by Craig Clinton Arden's work could generally be described as "civic" in nature; his themes are for the most part political, and his protagonists are frequently inv... Read more