Jubilee Playwrights: Who gets your vote?
Date: 31 May 2012
Picking a top ten of our shortlist of 60 'Jubilee playwrights' was no easy task, but we've made our list and are leaving it to you to choose a winner.
Do you harbour a penchant for the Pinter pause? Or do you bond with Bond? Ache for Ayckbourn? Or are you crazy over Caryl? Either way, you have until midnight on Wednesday (6 June 2012) to decide, and we'll publish the results on the website soon after. And if you disagree with our shortlist, feel free to air your comments in the box below...
Read our chief critic Michael Coveney's guide to the last 60 years in theatre here.
|I know Arnold Wesker is more or less forgotten, but his Trilogy, and Chips With Everything, are surely worth remembering. - Adele Paul||04 Jun 12|
|Oh purleeese! Stop this madness now! - F Hill||01 Jun 12|
|I realise how serious and academic this 'best of' list is but I'm afraid I've never heard of Emma Priestley, what did she write? 'An Inspector Tweets','Sue Johnson Over Jordan', 'Dangerous Lip-gloss - the musical'? - coral||01 Jun 12|
|I'm looking at my lifetime and I think of them all Stoppard does best say the 'why?'
Hare also very good on explaining the twentieth century and Bennet on desribing it but Stoppard has also written Arcadia. I rest my case. - Lynette||01 Jun 12|
|@Emma - Priestley isn't on the shortlist because his major period was the 30s and 40s. We're counting playwrights who've been active since the coronation (Rattigan makes the list because several of his major works premiered in the 50s) - Whatsonstage||01 Jun 12|
|Well done so called journalists, another moronic excercise that makes the opinions of the'Loose Women' look valid. Just how stupid do you think your readership is.....oh wait a minute. - coral||01 Jun 12|
|Another totally meaningless poll. Why? - David Harrison||31 May 12|
|No Priestley on the shortlist??
Looking at the results so far we confusing most prolific with best? - Emma||31 May 12|
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