Owners, Traps, Vinegar Tom, Light shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud nine

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780413566706

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Caryl Churchill

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134281935

Category: Drama

Page: 222

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One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the relationships between form and content, actor and spectator to their limits. This new critical introduction to Churchill examines her political agendas, her collaborations with other practitioners, and looks at specific production histories of her plays. Churchill's work continues to have profound resonances with her audiences and this book explores her preoccupation with representing such phenomena as capitalism, genocide, environmental issues, identity, psychiatry and mental illness, parenting, violence and terrorism. It includes new interviews with actors and directors of her work, and gathers together source material from her wide-ranging career.

Making a Spectacle

Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women's Theatre

Author: Lynda Hart,Stephanie Arnold

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472063895

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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The first scholarly collection to discuss the intersection of feminism and dramatic theory

Women's studies

a recommended core bibliography, 1980-1985

Author: Catherine Loeb,Susan E. Searing,Esther F. Lanigan

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc


Category: Reference

Page: 538

View: 9718

Identifies and describes books that illuminate women's experiences and contributions to society

The Skriker

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848424999


Page: 64

View: 6380

In a broken world, two girls meet an extraordinary creature. The Skriker is a shapeshifter and death portent. She can be an old woman, a child, a young man. She is a faerie come from the Underworld to pursue and entrap them, through time and space, through this world and her own. The Skriker was originally produced at the National Theatre, London, in 1994. It was revived at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2015, as part of the Manchester International Festival, starring Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and featuring specially commissioned music by Nico Muhly and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons. The Skriker is also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three.

Postmodern Theater and the Void of Conceptions

Author: William S. Haney

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub



Page: 160

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Different symbolic traditions have different ways of describing the shift of awareness toward sacred events. While not conforming to familiar states of phenomenality, this shift of awareness corresponds to Turner's liminal phase, Artaud's metaphysical embodiment, Grotowski's "translumination," Brook's "holy theater," and Barba's "transcendent" theater all of which are linked to the Advaitan taste of a void of conceptions. This book argues that, by allowing to come what Derrida calls the unsayable, the theater of Tom Stoppard, David Henry Hwang, Caryl Churchill, Sam Shepard, Derek Walcott and Girish Karnad induces characters and spectators to deconstruct habitual patterns of perception, attenuate the content of consciousness, and taste the void of conceptions. As the nine plays discussed in this book suggest, the internal observer lies behind all cultural constructs as a silent beyond-ness, and immanently within knowledge as its generative condition of unknowingness. The unsayable (and the language used to convey it) that Derrida finds in literature has clear affinities with the Brahman-Atman of Advaita Vedanta. Derridean deconstruction contains as a subtext the structure of consciousness that it both veils with the undecidable trappings of the mind and allows to come as an unsayable secret through a play of difference. Although Derrida views theater and the text as mutually deconstructing and claims that presence or unity "has always already begun to represent itself," the six playwrights discussed here show that cultural performance indeed points through its universally ambiguous and symbolic types toward a trans-verbal, trans-cultural wholeness.


Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: Severus Verlag

ISBN: 3958550088

Category: Drama

Page: 52

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Ständige Demütigungen und Entbehrungen treiben den einfachen Soldaten Franz Woyzeck an seine physischen und psychischen Grenzen. Er begeht eine grausame Tat. Aufgrund seines frühen Todes konnte Georg Büchner (1813-1837) die Arbeit am „Woyzeck“ nie fertigstellen. Da eine Nummerierung fehlt, ist unklar, in welcher Reihenfolge er die Szenen anordnen wollte. Das fragmentarische Stück zählt zu den meistgespielten und einflussreichsten Dramen der deutschen Literatur.

Körper von Gewicht

die diskursiven Grenzen des Geschlechts

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518117378

Category: Femininity

Page: 384

View: 3274



Derrida und die poststrukturalistische Literaturtheorie

Author: Jonathan D. Culler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499556357

Category: Deconstruction

Page: 350

View: 7229


The reader's adviser

Author: Marion Sader

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: 9780835233200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2877

Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine