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Theatre of Catastrophe : New Essays on Howard Barker

Author: Karoline Gritzner; David Ian Rabey
Publisher: London : Oberon Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifteen varied essays discuss the style, language and vision of one of Britain's most influential and controversial playwrights. Focusing on different aspects of what Barker has called the Theatre of Catastrophe, an international range of academics offer illuminating interpretations of his work. It includes analyses of the political, moral and historical aspects of his writing, its poetry and eroticism, its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Howard Barker; Howard Barker; Howard Barker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karoline Gritzner; David Ian Rabey
ISBN: 9781783192311 1783192313
OCLC Number: 966311746
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; RAISING HELL; HOWARD BARKER IN CONVERSATION; 'I AM NOT WHAT I WAS'; BARKER DIRECTING BARKER; DEAD HANDS AND KILLER HEELS; TOWARDS AN AESTHETIC OF THE SUBLIME; THE BODY IN EXTREMIS; A NEW TREMENDOUS ARISTOCRACY; 'ENGLAND BRINGS YOU DOWN AT LAST'; FACING DEFACEMENT; 'APPALLING SOLITUDE'; I HAVE CALLED MY PAIN 'DOG'; 'DEMOLITION NEEDS A DRAWING, TOO…'; THE BODY TURNED INSIDE OUT; IMAGES OF DEATH; A CHRONOLOGY; A SELECTION OF FURTHER CRITICAL READING; INDEX
Responsibility: Karoline Gritzner, David Ian Rabey.

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Fifteen varied essays discuss the style, language and vision of one of Britain's most influential and controversial playwrights. Focusing on different aspects of what Barker has called the Theatre of Catastrophe, an international range of academics offer illuminating interpretations of his work. It includes analyses of the political, moral and historical aspects of his writing, its poetry and eroticism, its depiction of the figure of the artist, and Barker's writing in performance.

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