Crisis, Representation and Resilience : Perspectives on Contemporary British Theatre Paperback / softback
Edited by Clare Wallace, Clara (University of Barcelona, Spain) Escoda, Enric (University of Barcelona, Spain) Monforte, Dr Jose Ramon (Jaume University, Spain) Prado-Perez
Part of the Methuen Drama Engage series
Paperback / softback
A collection of incisive investigations into the ways that 21st-century British theatre works with - and through - crisis.
It pays particular attention to the way in which writers and practitioners consider the ethical and social challenges of crisis.
Anchored in an interdisciplinary approach that draws from sociology, cultural theory, feminism, performance and philosophy, the book brings multi-faceted ideas into dialogue with the diverse aesthetics, practices and themes of a range of theatrical work produced in Britain since 2005. Topics discussed include:AgeingAusterityGenderMigrancyMulticulturalismAestheticsCompanies discussed include: Theatre UncutLost DogCamden People's PeopleLungBrighton People's Theatre Phosphoros Theatre Playwrights discussed include: Jez Butterworth Caryl Churchill Tim Crouch Vivienne Franzmann James Graham debbie tucker green Ella Hickson Charlene James Lucy Kirkwood Simon Longman Cordelia Lynn Simon Stephens Jack Thorne Chris Thorpe Gloria Williams Building on recent publications in the area and engaging in dialogue with them, Crisis, Representation and Resilience considers how crisis is being re-thought and re-orientated through theatrical performance and the ways theatre invites us to respond to the many challenges of the contemporary times.