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By Steven Fielding

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 immense 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 position within the conflict of rules, in a fashion undreamt of through those that draft get together manifestos.

The ebook examines the paintings of brazenly political writers have handled the topic, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy sequence Yes, Minister and the performs of David Hare. even if, it additionally assesses how much less visible assets, corresponding to 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 country of Play
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