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Mojo, Birthday Girl: What will Happen?

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Mojo: Shakin’ all over Butterworth locates Mojo precisely in space and time: ‘upstairs at Ezra’s Atlantic in Dean Street, Soho, July 1958’. Soho is the square-mile area of London popular with immigrants in the seventeenth century; when...

Epilogue

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In a letter to Georges Duthuit dated 12 August 1948 Beckett apologizes for the ‘unbelievably silly letter’ he had sent previously in which he offers some near inscrutable thoughts on art, before noting that: ‘One must shout, murmur, exult...

The Winterling and Leavings: Becoming a Stranger

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The Winterling was staged at the Royal Court in March 2006, reuniting the team of Ian Rickson (director), Ultz (designer) and Stephen Warbeck (composer) from Mojo and The Night Heron. Like The Night Heron and other...

Performance and Critical Perspectives

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Jerusalem in Gotham, or Butterworth on Broadway James D. Balestrieri To be in the audience at Jerusalem is to inhabit, from rise to drop, a world of short-lived sympathies and fragments of affinities, an assemblage of moral dead...

Ten Ways of Thinking About Samuel Beckett: The Falsetto of Reason

Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

Short Guides and Biography

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...Beckett is acknowledged as one of the greatest playwrights and most innovative fiction writers of the twentieth century with an international appeal that bridges both general and more specialist readers. This collection of essays...

Humour: Failure and degradation

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Chapter 3, ‘Humour’, traces the creaturely position of humour in Beckett’s work as it traverses the edge of comprehension and expression, acting as an emergency measure at the limits of the vulnerable human. Drawing on a number...

Power: Master–servant relationships

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In light of the creature’s meaning as ‘subject to another’, this chapter examines more explicit assertions of power between Beckett’s ‘pseudo-couples’ to explicate processes of identification through alterity. I underline how the influence...

Survival: Incompleteness and continuation

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The fourth chapter on survival is concerned with an underlying spirit that drives Beckett’s corpus and produces the insistent but onerous tone of his writing. Beckett negotiates diminishing creative opportunities to develop an aesthetic...

Jerusalem: The Keys to The Forest

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Identity and history Paul Kingsnorth – who provided programme notes for the West End performances of Butterworth’s Jerusalem – begins his book Real England: The Battle Against the Bland on a deliberately provocative note...

Introduction

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The Beckettian creature encompasses both dictionary definitions of the word ‘creature’ as well as more idiosyncratic authorial, authoritative and autocratic forms of creation that correlate with narratological, political and divine...