Twenty-first century drama: what happens now?

Adiseshiah, Siân and LePage, Louise, eds. (2016) Twenty-first century drama: what happens now? Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9781137484024

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What makes twenty-first century drama distinctive? Which events, themes, shifts, and paradigms are marking its stages? Within this landmark collection, original voices from the field of drama provide rich analysis of a selection of the most exciting and remarkable plays and productions of the new millennium. Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now creates a broad, rigorously critical framework for approaching the drama of this period, including its forms, playwrights, companies, institutions, collaborative projects, and directors. The collection has a deliberately British bent, examining established playwrights - such as Churchill, Brenton, and Hare - alongside a new generation of writers - including Stephens, Prebble, Kirkwood, Bartlett, and Kelly. Simultaneously international in scope, it engages with significant new work from the US, Japan, India, Australia, and the Netherlands, to reflect a twenty-first century context that is fundamentally globalized. The volume's central themes - the financial crisis, austerity, climate change, new forms of human being, migration, class, race and gender, cultural politics and issues of nationhood - are mediated through fresh, cutting-edge perspectives.

Keywords:twenty-first century drama, 21st-century drama, contemporary drama, Simon Stephens, Jez Butterworth, Tim Crouch, Verbatim Theatre, Caryl Churchill
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W310 Musicianship/Performance studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q321 English Literature by period
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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ID Code:23382
Deposited On:12 Jul 2016 13:35

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