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About this book
This is the first comprehensive study of the English crime play, presenting a survey of 250 plays performed in the London West End between 1900 and 2000. The first part is historically orientated while the second one establishes a tentative poetics of the genre. The third part presents an analysis of some 20 plays adapted from detective fiction.
Agatha Christie Crime plays Twentieth-Century Drama 1900 20th century body corpus detective fiction drama genre play stage theatre Victorian era violence