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Kitchen sink drama??

Posted by John on November 18, 2000

In Reply to: Kitchen sink drama?? posted by Bruce Kahl on October 03, 2000

: : : can n e 1 tell what is meant by kitchen sink drama??
: : : can someone help and email me there reply asap

: : : thanx very much for your help in advance

: : I couldn't find the term. Could this mean a "soap opera"? Or a drama that throws in a lot of elements -- everything but the kitchen sink?

: : The only kitchen term I could find was "kitchen debate" or "kitchen conference" referring to the exchange between U.S. President Nixon and Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev while touring a "'typical American home' at the U.S. exhibition in Moscow in 1959." "Safire's New Political Dictionary" by William Safire (Random House, New York, 1993).

: kitchen-sink drama
: A theatrical genre that included John Osborne's Look Back in Anger and the plays by Arnold Wesker using working-class settings rather than the drawing-rooms of polite comedy. As modern dramatists enlarged their settings to cover many different environments the description no longer seemed appropriate. (See also Angry Young Men.)
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