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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);...

Residues of Violence: debbie tucker green’s Desolate Selfscapes

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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...‘Normally my stuff starts with dialogue and I don’t always know where it’s going to go’, stated debbie tucker green in a recent, rare interview given for the promotion of her film Second Coming (2015) ( Marshall and tucker...

Austerity vs Prosperity: Duncan Macmillan, Nick Payne and the Ecology of Emotion

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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...From the 2000s onwards civic responsibility towards the environment became heightened and accountability foregrounded. If we were the generations at risk of bequeathing only debt to those who came after us, a by-product of over-consumption...

Too Much Information: Caryl Churchill and Millennial Angst

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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...Caryl Churchill is one of the most accomplished contemporary playwrights and her work has been written about extensively. As Christine Dymkowski noted in an article written in the aftermath of Far Away (2000), with Churchill ‘there...

Epilogue

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

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...This book has taken on one of the most pervasive and yet elusive terms – crisis – at a time when the word alone has become the staple of our contemporary experience. It has, defiantly, perhaps, suggested that crisis does not have...

Introduction: Theatres of Crisis

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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... of neoliberalism and governmentality.I have previously discussed the importance of such strategies at length focusing on one of the playwrights that this book also examines ( Angelaki 2012). As The Plays of Martin Crimp: Making Theatre...

Defined by Debt: Dennis Kelly and Capitalist Dependencies

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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... monetary value, including the cost of their daughter’s burial; the loss is not processed emotionally but calculated financially, like any other expense (see also Angelaki 2013: 57–78). Their successes and failures as parents...

Trials of Happiness: Lucy Prebble and the Human Experiment

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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...Lucy Prebble is not a prolific playwright. Since her 2003 debut play The Sugar Syndrome (RCT Upstairs, director Marianne Elliot) she has only had two plays staged, although she has, in the meantime, also written for television. Her...

The Darkness within: Simon Stephens, Mobility and Melancholy

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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...Simon Stephens’s playwriting strives for a degree of discomfort; it stands at the sharp edge – like his solitary protagonist in Song from Far Away (2015) – and where it might move next is anyone’s guess. This openness is conceptual...

Occupy the Audience: Mike Bartlett and the Collectivity of Resistance

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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...There are two sides to Mike Bartlett’s playwriting: the contained, minimal narratives concentrating on a small cluster of characters, and the sprawling, formally expansive theatre pieces best suited to bigger spaces. What these styles share...