WorldCat Identities

Barker, Howard 1946-

Overview
Works: 355 works in 881 publications in 8 languages and 19,381 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Biography  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Scenarist, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog
Classifications: PR6052.A6485, 822.914
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Arguments for a theatre by Howard Barker( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and French and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these fragments, essays, thoughts and poems on the nature of theatre, Barker rejects the constraints of 'objective' academic theatre criticism and explores the collision (and collusion) of intellect and artistry in the creative act
Dead hands by Howard Barker( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man rushes to reach the bedside of his dying father, but arrives too late. His younger brother was present at the death, but his attitude is strangely ambiguous, and the elder brother becomes suspicious. The intentions of the dead man's mistress are also unclear. The mourners become increasingly consumed by feverish imagining, building a powerfully tense atmosphere as their characters start to disintegrate. This new play by international dramatist, poet and theorist, Howard Barker, toured in a production by The Wrestling School theatre company in 2005
The ecstatic bible : a new testament by Howard Barker( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fence in its thousandth year by Howard Barker( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Barker's tragedy of identity uses the idea of the frontier both actually and metaphorically. A state attempts to define its character by erecting a fence against outsiders, but it is violated both by strangers and by the transgressive appetite of its ruling class. In the fever of its decadence the kingdom is revealed to have at its core a scandal which is itself the consequence of the breaking of sacred boundaries." "Barker's way as a dramatist is always to expose the public crisis through the personal agony of individuals. Photo, the sightless protagonist of this latest work, is the most sophisticated of adolescents, and his blindness is abolished by his acute sensibility. But there is one darkness in his life that cannot be revealed."--BOOK JACKET
Plays three by Howard Barker( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from an execution by Howard Barker( )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned to paint a vast canvas celebrating the triumphant Battle of Lepanto, the free-spirited Galactia creates instead a breathtaking scene of war-torn carnage. In her fierce determination to stay true to herself, she alienates the authorities and faces incarceration. Her younger lover Carpeta is approached to take over and seizes the assignment for himself. Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution makes sixteenth-century Venice the setting for a fearless exploration of sexual politics and the timeless tension between personal ambition and moral responsibility, between t
Plays four by Howard Barker( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays one by Howard Barker( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lot and his God by Howard Barker( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sodom. The day before the city's total annihilation. Among the grimy tables of a run-down café, an angel tells Lot that God wants him to flee, before the city is obliterated. However, Lot's irresistible wife has other ideas... As the angel and Lot's wife embark on a dangerous game of seduction, cruelty and desire, we are drawn ever deeper into the dark and impenetrable forest that is the marriage between Lot and the bewitching woman he worships
Plays nine by Howard Barker( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Howard Barker( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passion in six days ; Downchild by Howard Barker( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes in hot countries ; Fair slaughter by Howard Barker( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love of a good man ; All bleeding by Howard Barker( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays for the right by Howard Barker( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays two : the castle, Gertrude - the cry, Animals in paradise, 13 objects by Howard Barker( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That good between us ; Credentials of a sympathizer by Howard Barker( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripwell ; Claw by Howard Barker( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The possibilities by Howard Barker( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of the dog by Howard Barker( Book )

9 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and Finnish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Arguments for a theatre
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Dead handsThe ecstatic bible : a new testamentThe fence in its thousandth yearPlays threePlays fourPlays oneCollected playsPlays two : the castle, Gertrude - the cry, Animals in paradise, 13 objectsThe power of the dog
Alternative Names
Barker, Howard

Houth, Eduardo

Howard Barker britischer Schriftsteller

Howard Barker Brits toneelschrijver

Howard Barker britský dramatik

Howard Barker écrivain britannique

Ховард Баркер

ברקר, הורד, 1946-

האוורד ברקר

هاوارد بارکر

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