Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground

Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground

By: Vicky Angelaki (author)Hardback

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This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights.

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Vicky Angelaki, University of Birmingham, UK Mireia Aragay, University of Barcelona, Spain Marissia Fragkou, University of Birmingham, UK Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK Chris Megson, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK Enric Monforte, University of Barcelona, Spain Dan Rebellato, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK Elizabeth Sakellaridou, Aristotle University, Greece Liz Tomlin, University of Birmingham, UK

Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction 1. Exit the Author; Dan Reballato 2. 'And I was Struck Still By Time': Contemporary British Theatre and the Metaphysical Imagination; Chris Megson 3. Politics for the Middle Classes: Contemporary Audiences and the Violence of Now; Vicky Angelaki 4. Language Games and Literary Constraints: Playing with Tragedy in the Theatre of Caryl Churchill and Martin Crimp; Elisabeth Angel-Perez 5. Racial Violence, Witnessing and Emancipated Spectatorship in The Colour of Justice , Fallout and Random; Mireia Aragay and Enric Monforte 6. Old Wine in a New Bottle or Vice Versa? Winsome Pinnock's Interstitial Poetics; Elizabeth Sakellaridou 7. Acting In/Action: Staging Human Rights in Debbie Tucker Green's Royal Court Plays; Marissia Fragkou and Lynette Goddard 8. Children and the Limits of Representation in the Work of Tim Crouch; Helen Freshwater

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137010124
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 223
  • ID: 9781137010124
  • weight: 415
  • ISBN10: 1137010126

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