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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...
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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...
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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...
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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...

Rival Realities

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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...It’s not a metaphor, it’s a simile, but even if it were, the defining feature of a metaphor is that it’s real.The arts of the 2000s were rich in visions, imagination and fantasy. It was the quantum decade, the metaphor-rich decade...
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...In this riveting political drama, Sara, along with her German husband Kurt, returns to the opulent Washington DC mansion of her mother Fanny after years away in Europe. With Hitler and Mussolini assuming full power, Kurt finds himself...
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...Leo Beagle has spent two years writing a 638 page manifesto on human harmony that just might change the world. The problem is only that no one wants to read it, especially not Leo’s unharmonious family. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast...
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...With an all-star cast including Stacy Keach, Helen Hunt, Edward Asner, Ted Danson and Richard Dreyfuss, this epic of the booming 1920’s uniquely captures the relentless culture of American business. Babbitt is a true classic about...

Utopia to Dystopia: Martin Crimp and the Illusion of Insularity

Vicky Angelaki

Vicky Angelaki is Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Reading, UK. She has published extensively on modern and contemporary British and European theatre and her research focuses on internationalism, translation, adaptation, philosophy, spectatorial perception, and the politics of experimental performance. Major publications include The Plays of Martin Crimp: Making Theatre Strange (2012) and Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain : Staging Crisis

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The critique of middle-class life and its attachment to consumption and materialism have always been at the forefront of Martin Crimp’s theatre. I have previously discussed such concerns in Crimp’s work at length ( Angelaki 2012...
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...At his Connecticut home, Arthur Miller talks to Alan Yentob about his life and career, some of the many influences behind his work, and his marriage to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. One of America’s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller...