April 3, 2018

Download e-book for kindle: A State of Play: British Politics on Screen, Stage and Page, by Steven Fielding

By Steven Fielding

ISBN-10: 1780933169

ISBN-13: 9781780933160

ISBN-10: 1849669783

ISBN-13: 9781849669788

A kingdom of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that combines historic with political research, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have performed an enormous yet insidious half in shaping how the British take into consideration their democracy and feature helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He exhibits that dramas and fictions have additionally played an important function within the conflict of principles, in a manner undreamt of through those that draft celebration manifestos.

The ebook examines the paintings of openly political writers have taken care of the topic, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy sequence Yes, Minister and the performs of David Hare. notwithstanding, it additionally assesses how much less noticeable assets, resembling the movies of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and state of affairs comedies like Steptoe and Son, have mirrored on consultant democracy.

A kingdom of Play
is a useful, particular and interesting consultant to a brand new mind set approximately Britain's political previous and present.

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