Graham Saunders

Graham Saunders is the Allardyce Nicoll Professor of Drama at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Love me or Kill me: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes published by Manchester University Press (2002), About Kane: the Playwright and the Work published by Faber (2009), and the editor of Sarah Kane in Context also from Manchester University Press (2010).

He has written a number of other books on modern British drama, including Patrick Marber’s Closer (Continuum, 2008) and British Theatre Companies 1980-1994 (Methuen, 2015). He is co-editor of Cool Britannia: Political Theatre in the 1990s (Palgrave, 2008);) and Arnold Wesker: Fragments and Visions (Intellect, 2021). His latest monograph, Elizabethan and Jacobean Reappropriation in Contemorary British Drama: ‘Upstart Crows’ was published by Palgrave in 2017. He is also co-series editor for Routledge’s Modern and Contemporary Dramatists – Stage and Screen.

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Graham recommended The Writer by Ella Hickson.