“WE COULD SING BETTER SONGS THAN THOSE”: DRINK IMAGES IN WILLY RUSSELL’S PLAYS

Wojciech Klepuszewski

Wydział Humanistyczny Politechnika Koszalińska


Abstrakt

Willy Russell is an example of a writer whose popularity and critical reception is not extensively reflected in serious studies. There is a noticeable tendency to appraise rather than analyse Russell’s work. The aim of the present article is to dissect the function of drink images in the context of class-related issues Russell thematises in his plays.


Słowa kluczowe:

Willy Russell, drama, drink, class

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2018-06-01

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Klepuszewski, W. (2018). “WE COULD SING BETTER SONGS THAN THOSE”: DRINK IMAGES IN WILLY RUSSELL’S PLAYS. Acta Neophilologica, 1(XX), 145–154. https://doi.org/10.31648/an.2692

Wojciech Klepuszewski 
Wydział Humanistyczny Politechnika Koszalińska