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Of precariousness : vulnerabilities, responsibilities, communities in 21st century British drama and theatre / edited by Mireia Aragay and Martin Middeke
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9783110651591 21949069
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Precariousness in drama and theatre: An introduction -- On the threshold: Precarious hospitalities as utopian imaginings in Pornography, Fewer Emergencies and The American Pilot -- Staging terror and precariousness in Simon Stephen's Pornography and Mark Revenhill's Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat -- Staging Hobbes, or: Theseus goes to the theatre, precariousness, cultural memory and dystopia in Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur -- Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem and postmodern precariousness -- Precarious virtuality in participatory theatre: Tim Crouch's the author -- "We're all in this together" : Reality, velnerability and democratic representation in Tim Crouch's The author -- Promises of the real? The precariousness of verbatim theatre and Robin Soan's Taling to Terrorists -- Spaces for the construction of community: The theatre uncut phenomenon -- Living in liquid times: Precariousness and plasticity in Forced Entertainment's Tommorrow's Parties --
Bridging precariousness and precarity: Ecstasy and bleeding across in the work of David Greig and Suspect Culture -- Precariousness of love and shattered subjects in Dennis Kelly's Love and Money -- Ethics, precariousness and the 'inclination' towards the other in debbie tucker green's dirty butterfly, Laura Wade's Posh and Martin Crimp's In the Republic of Happiness -- Vulnerability and the community of the precarious in David Greig's The Events -- The inoperative community and death: Ontological aspects of the precarious in David Greig's The Events and Caryl Churchill's Here we Go -- Motes on contributors -- Index.
Drawing on the philosophies of Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Luc Nancy, this volume examines the ways in which contemporary British drama and theatre engage with 'the precarious'. The analysis of a wide range of plays shows that contemporary British drama and theatre often realise their thematic and formal/structural potential to the full by reflecting upon the category and the episteme of precariousness.
Drama, 21st century, History and criticism
Theater and society, Great Britain, History, 21st century
Theater, Political aspects, Great Britain, 21st century
Pages viii, 241 pages
Berlin, Boston, MA : De Gruyter, 2019
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