Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe

Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408184394
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Series: Methuen Drama Engage Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Reynolds is a Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, London, UK. He has also taught at Queen Mary, University of London, and Rose Bruford College.

Dr Andy W. Smith is the Associate Head of the School of Media at the University of South Wales, UK. His doctoral thesis is a study of Howard Barker and his theatre company The Wrestling School. He has published numerous jourbanal articles and book chapters on the theatre of Howard Barker, post-war British drama, horror cinema and the Gothic in popular culture.

Table of Contents

List of Photographic Plates
Notes on Contributors
Introduction - James Reynolds and Andy W. Smith
Part One: Howard Barker and The Wrestling School
Introduction to Part One
1. A Company and its Origins - James Reynolds in conversation with Kenny Ireland
2. From the Actor, to the Actor - Nicholas Le Prevost, Philip Franks, James Clyde, Sean O'Callaghan, Jules Melvin, Victoria Wicks and Suzy Cooper
3. Directing Slowly - Hanna Berrigan
4. Amplifying Catastrophe - Ace McCarron
5. On Discipline - James Reynolds in conversation with Howard Barker
Part Two: Readings/Inversions
Introduction to Part Two
6. 'To experience a thing as beautiful': the Photographic Practice of Howard Barker - Andy W. Smith
7. Vintage Barker: New Writing in Old Bottles - James Hudson
8. Howard Barker and the Returban of Religion - Peter A. Groves
9. Going Underground - James Reynolds
Part Three: Other Barkers
Introduction to Part Three
10. Acting Barker - Hanna Berrigan in conversation with Fiona Shaw
11. Staging Barker in America - Andy W. Smith in conversation with Cheryl Faraone and Richard Romagnoli
12. Barker from a Viewpoint: Staging Ursula: Fear of the Estuary - Sarah Crews
13. Staging Barker at Scotland's Conservatoire - Mark Brown in conversation with Hugh Hodgart
14. 'A Gallery Of Images': from the Aberystwyth Students - David Ian Rabey

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