Contemporary British Theatre

Contemporary British Theatre

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 ...

Author: V. Angelaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137010131

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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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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Contemporary British Theatre

Contemporary British Theatre

For the paperback edition a new preface has been written, including several updating pieces from individual contributors.

Author: T. Shank

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349250912

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 243

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Contemporary British Theatre surveys the complex and dynamic theatre of the eighties and early nineties reflecting a country that is multicultural, multiethnic and multinational. The contributors - artists, scholars and critics - offer insights into the unique forms of theatre performance devised to express the tensions and pressures of our time. For the paperback edition a new preface has been written, including several updating pieces from individual contributors.
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Contemporary British Drama

Contemporary British Drama

This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments.

Author: David Lane

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excelle
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Contemporary British Drama

Contemporary British Drama

This guide offers a comprehensive account of British theatre from the 1960s to the present day.

Author: Catherine Rees

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1137610271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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This guide offers a comprehensive account of British theatre from the 1960s to the present day. Placing critical commentary at the heart of its analysis, it explores how theatre critics and scholars have sought to understand and write about modern theatre, from the earliest reviews to revivals appearing decades later. With studies of contemporary reviews and archival material, Contemporary British Drama offers readers the opportunity to learn about British theatre in its original context and to chart shifting critical perceptions over the decades. It provides a crucial juxtaposition between the development of British theatre and its contemporaneous critical response, supplying an invaluable insight into the critical climate of recent decades. From feminist playwrighting to In-Yer-Face theatre, this is the ideal companion for undergraduate students of Literature and Theatre in need of an introduction to the debates surrounding contemporary British drama.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

Written by leading international scholars in the field, this collection offers new ways of thinking about the social, political, and cultural contexts within which specific aspects of British and Irish theatre have emerged and explores the ...

Author: Nadine Holdsworth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118739075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Focusing on major and emerging playwrights, institutions, and various theatre practices this Concise Companion examines the key issues in British and Irish theatre since 1979. Written by leading international scholars in the field, this collection offers new ways of thinking about the social, political, and cultural contexts within which specific aspects of British and Irish theatre have emerged and explores the relationship between these contexts and the works produced. It investigates why particular issues and practices have emerged as significant in the theatre of this period.
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Violence in Contemporary British Drama Sarah Kane s Play Cleansed

Violence in Contemporary British Drama   Sarah Kane s Play  Cleansed

Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften Institut für Englische Philologie), course: ...

Author: Lea Jasmin Gutscher

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640222728

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Page: 116

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften Institut fur Englische Philologie), course: Abschlussarbeit Englische Literaturwissenschaft, 78 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When Sarah Kane, born in 1971 in Essex, England, committed suicide at the age of 28 in February 1999, she left five plays and the script for a ten minute screenplay. Kane had dedicated much of her short life to the understanding, exploration and (re)invention of drama. While still at school she started writing and acting, activities which she continued at university, where she further experimented with theatre and where she also took up directing. After leaving the University of Bristol with a First Class Honours Degree in drama studies, she enrolled at Birmingham University and crowned her education with a Master's degree in playwriting. After several minor dramatic experiments, staged as student productions in unofficial venues, her first full-length play, Blasted, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in January 1995. The play immediately became notorious for its depiction of all kinds of physical and verbal violence for which it was fiercely attacked by both public opinion and reviewers. The fact that the plays which followed contained many unspeakable scenes of sheer cruelty, earned her the reputation as the enfant terrible of contemporary British drama. During her brief career Sarah Kane created a body of work that brought her both success and notoriety. Her controversial theatre divided critics and audiences from the beginning. While some attacked her persistently, others recognised her as a new voice, and after she explored and discovered different linguistic and theatrical devices, critical approval followed.
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Liveness on Stage

Liveness on Stage

Drawing on theories of intermediality, Liveness on Stage explores how performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage and challenge their own liveness by contrasting or approximating live and mediatised action.

Author: Claudia Georgi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110346534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ‘liveness’ can no longer simply be taken for granted in view of the increasing mediatisation of the stage. Drawing on theories of intermediality,Liveness on Stageexplores how performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage and challenge their own liveness by contrasting or approximating live and mediatised action. To illustrate this, the monograph investigates key aspects such as ‘ephemerality’, ‘co-presence’, ‘unpredictability’, ‘interaction’ and ‘realistic representation’ and highlights their significance for re-evaluating received notions of liveness. The analysis is based on productions by Gob Squad, Forkbeard Fantasy, Station House Opera, Proto-type Theater, Tim Etchells and Mary Oliver. In their playful approaches these practitioners predominantly present such media combination as a means of cross-fertilisation rather than as an antagonism between liveness and mediatisation. Combining an original theoretical approach with an in-depth analysis of the selected productions, this study will appeal to scholars and practitioners of theatre and performance as well as to those researching intermedial phenomena.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feminist Stages

Feminist Stages

This volume is a collection of interviews that spans feminist views from 1968 to the 1990s.

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000672985

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

View: 710

This volume is a collection of interviews that spans feminist views from 1968 to the 1990s. Including over eight years of research. Part of the Comtemporary Theatre Studies series, it will be of special interest to everyone involved in theatre and useful to students and those who oare interested in women's theatre.
Categories: Psychology

Rethinking Character in Contemporary British Theatre

Rethinking Character in Contemporary British Theatre

This is a timely contribution to contemporary theatre scholarship, which demonstrates that character remains a malleable and politically-salient notion in which understandings of subjectivity are still being negotiated.

Author: Cristina Delgado-García

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110333916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The category of theatrical character has been swiftly dismissed in the academic reception of no-longer-dramatic texts and performances. However, claims on the dissolution of character narrowly demarcate what a subject is and how it may appear. This volume unmoors theatre scholarship from the regulatory ideals of liberal humanism, stretching the notion of character to encompass and illuminate otherwise unaccounted-for subjects, aesthetic strategies and political gestures in recent theatre works. To this aim, contemporary philosophical theories of subjectivation, European theatre studies, and experimental, script-led work produced in Britain since the late 1990s are mobilised as discussants on the question of subjectivity. Four contemporary playtexts and their performances are examined in depth: Sarah Kane’s Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, Ed Thomas’s Stone City Blue and Tim Crouch’s ENGLAND. Through these case studies, Delgado-García demonstrates alternative ways of engaging theoretically with character, and elucidating a range of subjective figures beyond identity and individuality. Alongside these analyses, the book traces a large body of work that has experimented with speech attribution since the early twentieth-century. This is a timely contribution to contemporary theatre scholarship, which demonstrates that character remains a malleable and politically-salient notion in which understandings of subjectivity are still being negotiated.
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The Play of Law in Modern British Theatre

The Play of Law in Modern British Theatre

This book assesses the credibility of this arresting claim in the immediate context of contemporary British theatre by investigating the place and purpose of law in a range of modern dramatic settings and writings.

Author: Ian Ward

Publisher: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities

ISBN: 1474450148

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Page: 224

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This book assesses the credibility of this arresting claim in the immediate context of contemporary British theatre by investigating the place and purpose of law in a range of modern dramatic settings and writings.
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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s.

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408159675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

View: 629

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material
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Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre

Focuses on the works of Pam Gems, Michalene Wandor, Caryl Churchill, Megan Terry, and Ntozake Shange.

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349176816

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Page: 223

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British Theatre of the 1990s

British Theatre of the 1990s

This exciting book uniquely combines interviews with scholars and practitioners in theatre studies to look at what most people feel is a pivotal moment of British theatre - the 1990s.

Author: M. Aragay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230210738

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 568

This exciting book uniquely combines interviews with scholars and practitioners in theatre studies to look at what most people feel is a pivotal moment of British theatre - the 1990s. With a particular focus on 'in-yer-face theatre', this volume will be essential reading for all students and scholars of contemporary British theatre.
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Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre

Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre

This text seeks to focus debate and raise awareness of the impact of Lecoq's work on the British theatre. It includes topics on the masks of Jacques Lecoq, and the theatre which does not exist (neutrality to interculturalism).

Author: Ralph Yarrow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415270251

Category: Drama

Page: 121

View: 441

This text seeks to focus debate and raise awareness of the impact of Lecoq's work on the British theatre. It includes topics on the masks of Jacques Lecoq, and the theatre which does not exist (neutrality to interculturalism).
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Contemporary British Drama

Contemporary British Drama

Author: A. D. Choudhuri

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000003348997

Category: English drama

Page: 220

View: 495

Categories: English drama

Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama

Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama

This indispensable overview of modern black British drama spans seven decades of distinctive playwriting from the 1950s to the present.

Author: Mary Brewer

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137506290

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 499

This indispensable overview of modern black British drama spans seven decades of distinctive playwriting from the 1950s to the present. Interweaving social and cultural context with close critical analysis of key dramatists' plays, leading scholars explore how these dramatists have created an enduring, transformative and diverse cultural presence.
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