Drama on Drama: Dimensions of Theatricality on the Contemporary British Stage by Nicole Boireau, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Drama on Drama: Dimensions of Theatricality on the Contemporary British Stage

Drama on Drama: Dimensions of Theatricality on the Contemporary British Stage

by Nicole Boireau
     
 

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This book gives an in-depth and invigorating analysis of reflexivity in recent British drama - the way drama comments on drama. The interplay of dramatic forms, the cross-fertilization of historical traditions are explored in relation to major contemporary authors and theatrical practices. When drama takes itself as its own object of study it paradoxically highlights

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This book gives an in-depth and invigorating analysis of reflexivity in recent British drama - the way drama comments on drama. The interplay of dramatic forms, the cross-fertilization of historical traditions are explored in relation to major contemporary authors and theatrical practices. When drama takes itself as its own object of study it paradoxically highlights the most vital issues of its time. Key questions are raised about the nature of theatricality in play-writing and performance in this the first full-length treatment of the subject.

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Explores different forms of reflexivity in recent British drama, providing an in depth analysis of this essential aspect of the genre. Discusses the interplay of dramatic forms and cultural codes, the cross-fertilization of historical traditions, and questions the nature of theatricality in playwrighting and performance. Cutting across the critical schools of the 20th century, contributors reassess major contemporary dramatists and theatrical practices in the light of reflexivity, including Beckett, Pinter, Wertenbaker, Stoppard, devised theatre, Anglo-American musicals, and performance theory and practice. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312165413
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/15/1997
Edition description:
1988
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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