Download or read book Love in Contemporary British Drama PDF or another Format written by Korbinian Stöckl and published by . This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book series CDE Studies invites monographs (and collections) on issues in contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance. The book series is dedicated to the analysis and renegotiation of contemporary writers and plays and their historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological contexts.
Download or read book Love in Contemporary British Drama PDF or another Format written by Korbinian Stöckl and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the recent turn to affects and emotions in the humanities and despite the unceasing popularity of romantic and erotic love as a motif in fictional works of all genres, the subject has received surprisingly little attention in academic studies of contemporary drama. Love in Contemporary British Drama reflects the appeal of love as a topic and driving force in dramatic works with in-depth analyses of eight pivotal plays from the past three decades. Following an interdisciplinary and historical approach, the study collects and condenses theories of love from philosophy and sociology to derive persisting discourses and to examine their reoccurrence and transformation in contemporary plays. Special emphasis is put on narratives of love’s compensatory function and precariousness and on how modifications of these narratives epitomise the peculiarities of emotional life in the social and cultural context of the present. Based on the assumption that drama is especially inclined to draw on shared narratives for representations of love, the book demonstrates that love is both a window to remnants of the past in the present and a proper subject matter for drama in times in which the suitability of the dramatic form has been questioned.
Download or read book Contemporary British Drama, 1970–90 PDF or another Format written by Hersh Zeifman and published by Springer. This book was released on 1993-04-27 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses exclusively on the exciting and provocative plays produced in England in the last two decades. The primary aim of the collection is to celebrate the truly remarkable range of British drama since 1970, by examining the work of fourteen important and representative playwrights. This emphasis on range applies not only to the dramatists chosen for inclusion but to the critics as well - specifically to the diversity of critical methodology demonstrated in their essays.
Author : Graham Saunders
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-10-14
ISBN 10 : 9781137444530
Pages : 194 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Elizabethan and Jacobean Reappropriation in Contemporary British Drama PDF or another Format written by Graham Saunders and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-10-14 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines British playwrights' responses to the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries since 1945, from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to Sarah Kane’s Blasted and Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem. Using the work of Julie Sanders and others working in the fields of Adaptation Studies and intertextual criticism, it argues that this relatively neglected area of drama, widely considered to be adaptation, should instead be considered as appropriation - as work that often mounts challenges to the ideologies and orthodoxies within Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and questions the legitimacy and cultural authority of Shakespeare’s legacy. The book discusses the work of Howard Barker, Peter Barnes, Edward Bond, Howard Brenton, David Edgar, Elaine Feinstein and the Women’s Theatre Group, David Greig, Sarah Kane, Dennis Kelly, Bernard Kopps, Charles Marowitz, Julia Pascal and Arnold Wesker.
Download or read book Contemporary British Drama PDF or another Format written by David Lane and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-09-09 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a critical assessment of dramatic literature since 1995, situating texts, companies and writers in a cultural, political and social context. It examines the shifting role of the playwright, the dominant genres and emerging styles of the past decade and how they are related.Beginning with an examination of how dramatic literature and the writer are placed in the contemporary theatre, the book then provides detailed analyses of the texts, companies and writing processes involved in six different professional contexts: new writing, verbatim theatre, writing and devising, Black and Asian theatre, writing for young people and adaptation and transposition. The chapters cover contemporary practitioners, including Simon Stephens, Gregory Burke, Robin Soans, Alecky Blythe, Kneehigh Theatre, Punchdrunk, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edward Bond, Filter Theatre and Headlong, and offers detailed case-studies and examples of their work.
Download or read book After In-Yer-Face Theatre PDF or another Format written by William C. Boles and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-04-29 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book revisits In-Yer-Face theatre, an explosive, energetic theatrical movement from the 1990s that introduced the world to playwrights Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Mark Ravenhill, Jez Butterworth, and many others. Split into three sections the book re-examines the era, considers the movement’s influence on international theatre, and considers its lasting effects on contemporary British theatre. The first section offers new readings on works from that time period (Antony Neilson and Mark Ravenhill) as well as challenges myths created by the Royal Court Theatre about the its involvement with In-Yer-Face theatre. The second section discusses the influence of In-Yer-Face on Portuguese, Russian and Australian theater, while the final section discusses the legacy of In-Yer-Face writers as well as their influences on more recent playwrights, including chapters on Philip Ridley, Sarah Kane, Joe Penhall, Martin Crimp, Dennis Kelly, and Verbatim Drama.
Download or read book Contemporary British Drama PDF or another Format written by Catherine Rees and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-13 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Author : Aleks Sierz
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2011-10-17
ISBN 10 : 9781408123348
Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (48 users)
Download or read book The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights PDF or another Format written by Aleks Sierz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-10-17 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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
Download or read book Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text PDF or another Format written by V.G. Julie Rajan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How various mythologies challenge, enable, and inspire women artists and activists across the globe to communicate personal and historical experiences of violence is the central concern of this collection. Beginning with the observation that twentieth- and twenty-first century female writers and artists often use myth to represent their social and artistic struggles, the distinguished international scholars and writers consider mythic fabulations as spaces for contested meanings and resistant readings. The identified resistance of the mythic material to repression-working, as it were, in opposition to another celebrated drive/role of myth, that of containment-makes the use of myth particularly stimulating for twentieth-century and contemporary female artists; and it is an interest in the aesthetic and political consequences of such resistances that animates this book. Exemplifying the diverse types of engagement with myth and femininity, literary criticism, discussions of film and art, artwork, as well as original creative writing, could all be found within the boundaries of this innovative volume. Femininity, myth, and violence are here explored in contexts such as female mythopoiesis in the early twentieth century; the politics of representation in contemporary writing; revision of old myths; and creation of new myths in multicultural female experiences. Keeping the focus on the actual works of art, the editors and contributors offer scholars and teachers an inclusive way to approach literature and the arts that avoids the limits imposed by genre or national and regional boundaries.
Download or read book A Reader's Guide to Modern British Drama PDF or another Format written by Sanford Sternlicht and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2004-12-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book reveals the influences of modern history and psychology on British drama; the all-important influence of Irish dramatists like Wilde, Shaw, O’Casey, and Beckett; the significance of the Independent Theatre of J. T. Grein and the early Royal Court Theatre; the gay community’s contribution to the British theater; the powerful new feminist drama; and the British festival theater. Auseful tool for readers wishing to know more about Britain’s great dramatic tradition and vital contemporary theater, for students pursuing drama studies, and for libraries in need of an accessible reference work.
Download or read book The Theatre PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Theatre PDF or another Format written by Clement Scott and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Elizabeth Hale Winkler
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
Release Date : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0874133580
Pages : 363 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (133 users)
Download or read book The Function of Song in Contemporary British Drama PDF or another Format written by Elizabeth Hale Winkler and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive study formulates an original theory that dramatic song must be perceived as a separate genre situated between poetry, music, and theater. It focuses on John Arden, Margaretta D'Arcy, Edward Bond, Peter Barnes, John Osborne, Peter Nichols, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, and John McGrath.
Download or read book Contemporary British Drama 1950–1976 PDF or another Format written by E H Mikhail and published by Springer. This book was released on 1976-06-01 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Lea Jasmin Gutscher
Publisher : diplom.de
Release Date : 2014-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9783954898329
Pages : 104 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (954 users)
Download or read book Revelation or Damnation? Depictions of Violence in Sarah Kane’s Theatre PDF or another Format written by Lea Jasmin Gutscher and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With her controversial stage art, the young playwright Sarah Kane broke new dramaturgic ground and made a lasting impression that changed British drama forever. Even though it is part of the canon covering post-war drama, Kane’s work has often met with misunderstanding and fierce criticism due to the uncountable representations of atrocities. How can we make sense of Kane’s seemingly crude and bleak theatre? Mainly concentrating on the play Cleansed, the author examines the nature of violence in Kane’s writing. What purpose does it serve? Is it simply employed for its shock value? Or is it rather used as a metaphor? Kane herself considered her third full-length play as a play about love. In suggesting a figurative reading of the late playwright’s texts, the author shows how Kane embraces violence as a metaphor of the various sufferings both love and life perpetrate upon the human being. Locked beneath the revolting cruelties, we can find a vivid theatricality, powerful images, and a unique rhythm and sound of language.
Download or read book British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue PDF or another Format written by Martin Wiggins and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third volume of a comprehensive reference work detailing every play written by a British author during the English Renaissance. The years covered in this volume saw the start of Shakespeare's career as a dramatist.
Download or read book Contemporary British Television Crime Drama PDF or another Format written by Ruth McElroy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-10-14 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium’s most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of numerous generic reinventions and continues to enjoy some of the highest viewing figures. Crime drama offers audiences stories of right and wrong, moral authority asserted and resisted, and professionals and criminals, doing so in ways that are often highly entertaining, innovative, and thought provoking. In examining the appeal of this highly dynamic genre, this volume explores how it responds not only to changing social debates on crime and policing, but also to processes of hybridization within the television industry itself. Contributors, many of whom are leading figures in UK television studies, analyse popular series such as Broadchurch, Between the Lines, Foyle’s War, Poirot, Prime Suspect, Sherlock and Wallander. Essays examine the main characteristics of television crime drama production, including the nature of trans-Atlantic franchises and literary and transnational adaptations. Adopting a range of feminist, historical, aesthetic and industrial approaches, they offer incisive interrogations that provide readers with a rich understanding of the allure of crime drama to both viewers and commissioners.