25 Convenient Kitchen Sink Drama Resources

25 Convenient Kitchen Sink Drama Resources

Kitchen sink drama, also known as kitchen sink realism, emerged on the British stage in the mid-1950s in stark contrast to the middle and upper class drawing room dramas that preceded it. For the first time, characters were everyday working class people portraying the mundane banality of life, mostly set in poor industrial towns in…

[PDF] 25 Powerful Ibsen Plays

[PDF] 25 Powerful Ibsen Plays

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is often considered the father of modern theatre and realism, even though he wrote in a number of dramatic genres. Ibsen’s twenty-five plays include some of the theatre’s greatest works (A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler). The break from society’s moral standards evident in A Doll’s House shocked the audience at…

Resources for Theatre’s Problem Play

Resources for Theatre’s Problem Play

The problem play, or play of ideas, contains strong characterisation and topical social issues. The genre is typically thought to have reached its maturity in the late 1800s with some of the works of Henrik Ibsen such as A Doll’s House (1879), Ghosts (1882), and An Enemy of the People (1882). These realistic social dramas frankly portrayed current social issues on the stage.