British Literature Checklist

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How many of these books have you read?

Thank you Jess’ Reading Nook for putting together this list of essential British literature classics! (You can check out her post here). Feel free to join in! Copy and paste this into a post on your blog, link back to Jess’ post, and change the color of all the books you have read. Are there any you already have on your TBR list??

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Translations

Translations by Brian Friel (1981)

translations

Theatre | Historical Drama5-starsBlurb:

“The action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes of cartography, the local Gaelic place names have to be recorded and rendered into English. In examining the effects of Continue reading

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney (1956)

a taste of honey

Theatre | Drama3 StarsBlurb:

“A sensational theatrical success in London, A Taste of Honey was written by Shelagh Delaney at the age of 18. The play prompted Graham Greene to say that it had “all the freshness of Mr. Osborne’s Look Back In Anger and a greater maturity.” A Taste of Honey won Miss Delaney two national awards, the sale of film rights productions at Stratford, London, and Paris, and a round of applause from the critics.  Continue reading

Blasted

Blasted by Sarah Kane (1995)

Blasted

Theatre | Drama: In Yer Face1.5 StarsBlurb:

Blasted is Sarah Kane’s first full-length play which opened in 1995 and was the sensation of that year’s theatre season, making front-page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise that there was a connection between a rape in a Leeds hotel room and the hellish devastation of civil war was simply an attempt to shock audiences. The questions raised in this play about violence are at the heart of Kane’s writing.”
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