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Phenomenology and the Postdramatic: A Case Study of Three Plays by Ewald Palmetshofer

Jerome Carroll

Dr Jerome Carroll is lecturer in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Hans-Thies Lehmann begins the essay ‘How political is Postdramatic Theatre?’ with the striking assertion that there is a qualitative distinction between theatre (and art in general) and politics: ‘I start with the simple premise...

Global Roaming

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting The Nation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Bush It’s about risk. Rumsfeld That’s what it’s about. In this new world, in this new post-9/11 world.The world of the 2000s was a world of fear. Everywhere, there were reasons to be fearful: millennium bug, Frankenstein foods...

Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Ken Nielsen

Ken Nielsen is in The Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant...

The Impossible Disappearance of Belgium

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction Belgium, as a nation, is an atypical construction. Belgium never matched the homogenizing tendency of nation states, in the direction this process has taken after the congress of Vienna in 1815...

Theatre as Metaphor

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...You can be performing it as theatre yet at the same time it’s reality . . . I know that I am performing, and I have to pass on the message at all cost. Yes, because the message is to tell the people—then people will do everything they can...

National Street Theatre

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Saturday morning on 10 April 2010 heralded a quiet and sunny spring day. At the break of dawn, when most of the nation was not yet fully awake, the unsettling but as yet unconfirmed news spread that the government aeroplane Tu-154M carrying...

Towards a Paradoxically Parallaxical Postdramatic Politics?

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Firstly: The political can appear only indirectly in the theatre, at an oblique angle, modo obliquo. And second: The political has an effect in the theatre if and only if it is in no way translatable or re-translatable into the logic...

The Novel as ‘Obstacle’: John Collins of Elevator Repair Service in Conversation with Aoife Monks

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction John Collins founded Elevator Repair Service theatre company in 1991 with a collective of actors, designers, and co-directors and since then they have produced 16 shows. The company...

Parasitic Politics: Elfriede Jelinek’s ‘Secondary Dramas’ Abraumhalde and FaustIn and out

Karen Jürs-Munby

Dr Karen Jürs-Munby is a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster, UK. She translated and wrote a critical introduction for Hans-Thies Lehmann's Postdramatic Theatre (Routledge, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The political can appear only indirectly in the theatre, at an oblique angle, modo obliquo. Hans-Thies Lehmann , ‘Wie...

Fair Game, the River: Hunter and Game

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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...Fair Game: Freedom and security Butterworth’s next major foray into film was a collaboration with his brother John-Henry Butterworth to write Fair Game (River Road Entertainment/Participant Media, 2010), Jez Butterworth...