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‘Social Transformance’

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...What is ‘transformance’? The notion of ‘social transformance’ departs from recent socio-theatrical practices developed by the experimental theatre company, Projekt Theatre Studio/ FLEISCHEREI in Vienna, Austria, by taking steps...

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...

Introduction

Clare Wallace

Clare Wallace is Senior Lecturer in Irish and British Literature and Irish and Intercultural Studies at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a contributor to the two volumes The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish and British Playwrights and author of Suspect Cultures: Narrative, Identity and Citation in 1990s New Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Greig

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...David Greig: In and Out of Context It is 2005 and David Greig is doing a play for a group of students and scholars at a theatre conference in Bremen in the north of Germany. The play is Being Norwegian, the actors are plastic dolls...

Judith Johnson

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Judith Johnson’s hard-hitting realism has won her much deserved praise. Gutsy, humorous and perceptive characterisation is a feature of all her work, as is her commitment to ordinary, working-class lives, the struggles of youth...

Christoph Schlingensief’s Rocky Dutschke, ’68: A Reassessment of Activism in Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The arts in the 1990s were marked by a debate regarding the meaning and potential of leftist politics and politically engaged artistic practice in a period in which they seemed to have lost social relevance. This problem was linked not only...
...This interview was part of the Leverhulme Olympic Talks on Theatre and Adaptation. It took place at Queen Mary, University of London, on 5 July 2012. Introduction The Handspring Puppet Company was founded...

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...

There has Possibly Been an Incident

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Chris Thorpe

~playauthor~Written by~ Chris Thorpe

Oberon Books, 2013

Oberon Modern Plays

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...When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise - what happens? Sometimes planes don’t land the way they’re supposed to. The people of a country have had enough of their leaders, but those leaders have to be replaced...

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...