Dramaturg and academic David Lane on contemporary drama

24th November 2010



The playwright, dramaturg and academic tells Aleks Sierz about his new book, Contemporary British Drama (Edinburgh University Press), which surveys the role of the writer in the different fields of new writing, verbatim theatre, collaborative processes, black theatre, plays for young people and various forms of adaptation. Recorded at the Young Vic.

I was interested in how the writer’s vision was manifested in work by dance companies, physical theatre companies, verbatim testimony and theatre for young people.