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Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe

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Howard Barker's Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe by James Reynolds

Howard Barker and The Wrestling School have been seen as marginal to the major concerns of British theatre, problematic in their staging and challenging in the ideas they explore. Yet Barker's writing career spans six decades, he is the only living writer to have been accorded an entire season with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Wrestling School produces theatre of such a striking quality that it earned continuous Arts Council funding for nearly 20 years.

Wrestling with Catastrophe challenges existing ways of reading Barker's theatre practice and plays and provides new ways into his work. The book brings together the full range of Barker's aesthetic concerns - including text, direction, design, acting, narrative form, poetry, appropriation, painting, photography, electronic media, technology, puppetry, and theatre space - and in doing so, makes a radical re-evaluation possible.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 288
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781408184257 (DRM-EPUB)
9781408185995 (DRM-PDF)

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