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Introduction: Greening the Absurd

Carl Lavery

Carl Lavery teaches Theatre and Performance at Aberystwyth University, UK. His publications include Jean Genet Politics and Performance, with Clare Finburgh (2006), Sacred Theatre (2007), Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts by Dee Heddon, Carl Lavery and Phil Smith (2009), The Politics of Jean Genet's Late Theatre: Spaces of Revolution (2010), Contemporary French Theatre and Performance, with Clare Finburgh (2011), Good Luck Everybody. Lone Twin: Journeys, Performances and Conversations, with David Williams(2011), and the is he editor with Nick Whybrow of a special issue of Performance Research ‘On Foot’ (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clare Finburgh

Clare Finburgh is a senior lecturer in the department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK. He research focuses on French and UK contemporary performance, notably innovations in French modern and contemporary playwriting and directing; and representations of conflict in UK theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011), and co-edited Genet: Performance and Politics (2006) and Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd : Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... in 2002 entitled ‘Between Nature: Explorations in Ecology and Performance’. See also in this context, Wallace Heim, Bron Szerzynski and Clare Waterton (eds), Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance, Blackwell: Oxford, 2003....

Lesson Plays

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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... Theatre of Catastrophe (Wallace 2006). And without a doubt, placing Barker alongside Brecht does little to suggest a harmonious marriage of impulses or dramaturgical perspectives. So, in what follows, I would like to tease out some aspects...

Perspectives

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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... can be] regarded as the embodiment of the transnational condition’ (Müller and Wallace 2011: 3) was advocated as a desirable mode of agency. Nonetheless, this perspective often served the global, capitalist status quo and did not signify...

Suspect Culture

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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British Theatre Companies 1995–2014 : Mind the Gap, Kneehigh Theatre, Suspect Culture, Stan’s Cafe, Blast Theory, Punchdrunk

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... (Wallace, 2013, 25). Candide 2000 (2000) In some respects Candide 2000 revisits Suspect Culture’s exploration of the non-place but on a grander scale: ‘We were very interested in the juxtaposition...

Suspect Culture

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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...‘The Possibilities for Alternative Theatre’ Although this book is concentrated upon Greig’s work as a playwright, in a crucial sense his path into playwriting is neither direct nor one way. Greig is unusual because he has combined...

East/West

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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... the constraints of nationalism, then for others it may appear to be ‘a patronising and homogenising force’ (Müller and Wallace 2011: 3). As we have already seen, Dan Rebellato holds up cosmopolitanism as a means of counteracting the negative...

Globalization

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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...States of Ambivalence Running parallel with Greig’s diverse creative journeys through Scotland is a body of work that explores experiences of a contemporary world where place and identity defined in terms of national or cultural...

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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... of its subject. Additionally, there is a lengthy list of works that address Scottish theatre history and dramatic literature as a separate tradition such as Randall Stevenson and Gavin Wallace’s Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies (1996)...

Scotland

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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...Of, About, Despite – Imagining Scotland ‘I rarely write directly or recognizably about Scotland … But I am always writing from Scotland: Of it? About it? Despite it?’. This was how Greig presented his artistic relationship with his...

The Garden in the Machine: Edward Albee, Sam Shepard and the American Absurd

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd : Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... and Thomas C. Crochunis, ‘Performing the Wild: Rethinking Wilderness and Theater Spaces’, in K. Armbruster and K. R. Wallace (eds), Beyond Nature Writing: Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism, Charlottesville, NC and London: University Press...