The theatre of Simon Stephens

Bolton, Jacqueline (2018) The theatre of Simon Stephens. Methuen. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

Simon Stephens is one of Britain’s pre-eminent playwrights. Since the beginning of his professional career in 1998, his award-winning plays have been translated into over a dozen languages, produced on four continents, and feature prominently in the repertoires of theatres across Europe. His collaborations with actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers, novelists, musicians and choreographers have produced a dramaturgically diverse body of plays, musicals, adaptations, texts and monologues; an extensive oeuvre animated by a search for optimism within chaos and violence.
In the first book to provide a critical account of the full variety of Stephens’s work, Jacqueline Bolton gives a detailed analysis of his plays and their production, reviews current discourses around his work and offers a framework for future enquiry. Essays from Dr Mireia Aragay (University of Barcelona) and Dr James Hudson (University of Lincoln) provide additional scholarly perspectives, while interviews with from theatre practitioners Sean Holmes, Marianne Elliot, Ramin Gray, Katie Mitchell and Sebastian Nuebling illuminate the work from a director’s viewpoint. The volume will also benefit from a previously unpublished extended interview with Stephens himself.

Keywords:Simon Stephens, British Theatre, Playwriting
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:18810
Deposited On:24 Sep 2015 14:09

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