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    Default it seems to stand well outside the mainstream of recent British dramas

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I’m right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences from an English text?

    Thomas Sackville’s “The Visitor”, at the Metropolitan Playhouse, is just such a play at least, on the surface. It seems to stand well outside the mainstream of recent British dramas and any debts it may owe to the “Angry Young Man” or “Kitchen-Sink” traditions are far from obvious.

    It seems to stand well outside the mainstream of recent British dramas = it is unlike most other recent plays. The implication is that it has not been greatly influenced by recent dramatic theories.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Default Re: it seems to stand well outside the mainstream of recent British dramas

    is just such a play at least, on the surface.

    Better punctuated as:
    is just such a play - at least, on the surface.

    The implication is that it has not been greatly influenced by recent dramatic theories.
    Perhaps 'trends' or 'style" might be better than 'theories'. In short, it is not derivative.

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