Le cucine del kitchen sink drama – Mariacristina Cavecchi – Stratagemmi 31
The Kitchens in the “Kitchen sink drama”
“Kitchen sink drama” developed in London and the rest of the u k at the end of the 1950s as a reaction
to the establishment plays by writers such as Rattigan and Priestley. Far from the beau monde of Coward’s comedies, kitchen sink drama is generally set in a kitchen, a symbolic space where cooking and eating become a way to tell stories concerning the tensions and contradictions of a restless and wounded country.