Television Drama and the People’s War: David Hare’s Licking Hitler, Ian McEwan’s The Imitation Game, and Trevor Griffiths’s Country
The war was fought with the willing brains and hearts of the most vigorous element in the community, the educated, the skilled, the bold, the active, the young, who worked more and more consciously towards a transformed post-war world.
Thanks to their energy, the forces of wealth, bureaucracy and privilege survived with little inconvenience, recovered from their shock, and began to proceed with their old business of manoeuvre, concession, and studied betrayal.1
KeywordsFishing Defend Metaphor Concession Archie
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- 1.Angus Calder, The People’s War: Britain 1939–45 (London, 1969, p. 18..Google Scholar
- 2.Ian McEwan, “Introduction” to The Imitation Game (London, 1981), p. 17; hereafter cited parenthetically in the text.Google Scholar
- 3.David Hare, “A Lecture,” Licking Hitler (London, 1978), p. 66; hereafter cited parenthetically in the text.Google Scholar
- 4.Trevor Griffiths, Country (London, 1981), p. 61; hereafter cited parenthetically in the text....Google Scholar