kitchen-sink drama

n [C, U] (sometimes disapprov)
a type of British play or plays of the 1950s and 1960s which showed the conflicts or unpleasant quality of home life in a realistic way. Typical examples are John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and Arnold Wesker’s Roots.

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