Kitchen Sink Drama

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Kitchen Sink Drama
O John Randall Bratby
Bratby believed his paintings were rooted in
general fifties attitudes and outlooks, being
‘’introvert, grim, khaki in colour, often opposed
to prettiness, and dedicated to portraying a
stark, raw, ugly reality.’’
Basin with Green Soap
Kitchen
Kitchen II
Characteristics
O It advances a social message or ideology
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(which is often leftist)
Settings were middle-class
Bringing social inequality of working class to
the stage
Characters’ dissatisfaction with the system
The language is colloquial and slang
Further Sources
Paintings of Bratby
O http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/ar
tists/john-randall-bratby
Conversations with Arnold Wesker
O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCHb5P
KeUoQ
Question
Kitchen sink dramas can be
rather depressing and
unrelentingly (rigidly)
negative, so
WHAT IS THEIR VALUE?

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