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The Political Theatre of David Edgar : Negotiation and Retrieval.

Author: Janelle Reinelt; Gerald Hewitt
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge studies in modern theatre.
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Covering David Edgar's most important plays and performances and critical reception, this study approaches the playwright as a political writer.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Reinelt, Janelle.
Political Theatre of David Edgar : Negotiation and Retrieval.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Named Person: David Edgar; David Edgar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janelle Reinelt; Gerald Hewitt
ISBN: 9781139116671 1139116673 1283295733 9781283295734 9780521509688 0521509688
OCLC Number: 769341745
Notes: Secondary sourcesIndex.
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Political commitment and performative practice; What is political theatre?; Edgar the playwright in theatrical context; Edgar and Shaw; Edgar and the critics; 2 Interv ening in public discourse: Edgar as com mentator and activist; Edgar's commentary and advocacy; Arts policy; Political 'defectors'; Edgar and the academy; Research offshoots; Edgar as activist; 3 Things f all a part: After ideol ogy in Maydays and Continental Divide; Maydays; Generational continuity and rupture. Revolutions are festivals of the oppressed and exploitedContinental Divide; Themes dramaturgy politics; Choosing the right means to the ends; 4 Governing memberships: Destiny, Playing with Fire, and Testing the Echo; Destiny; Playing with Fire (2005); Testing the Echo (2008); 5 'A legend in your own t ime': The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, Mary Barnes, and Albert Speer; The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs; Mary Barnes; Albert Speer; 6 Socialism's aftermath: The S hape of the Table, Pentecost, an d The Prisoner's Dilemma; Defining some terms; The Shape of the Table; Pentecost; The Prisoner's Dilemma. AfterwordNotes; 1 Introduction: political commitment and performative practice; 2 Intervening in public discourse: Edgar as commentator and activist; 3 Things fall apart: after ideology in Maydays and Contriental Divide; 4 Governing memberships: Destiny, Playing with Fire, and Testing the Echo; 5 'A legend in your own time': The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, Mary Barnes, and Albert Speer; 6 Socialism's aftermath: The Shape of the Table, Pentecost, and The Prisoner's Dilemma; Afterword; Selected bibliography; Primary sources; Published plays; Theatre\television writing; General articles.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in modern theatre.

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