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Author Jelinek, Elfriede, 1946-

Title Sports play / Elfriede Jelinek ; translated by Penny Black with translation assistance and a foreword by Karen Jürs-Munby
Published London : Oberon Books, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
Series Oberon modern plays
Oberon modern plays.
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Bibliography; Translators Note; Chapter 1
Summary Sports Play (written in 1998, original title: Ein Sportstuck) is a post-dramatic text that explores the marketing and sale of the human body and of emotions in sport. Jelinek questions contemporary society's obsession with fitness and body image and rejects the romanticized notion of sport as portrayed in today's media. She considers sport as a mass phenomenon and as a medium for chauvinism and fanaticism--sport as war. At the same time this is one of Jelinek's most personal plays in which she styles herself as "Elfie Electra" and mixes anger with self-irony. Blurring the boundaries between a theatre event and a sports event, this performance turns Jelinek's linguistic gymnastics into an Olympic feat for the actors and audiences alike
Notes Print version record
Subject Athletes -- Drama.
Sports -- Sociological aspects -- Drama.
Genre/Form Dramatik.
Form Electronic book
Author Black, Penny.
ISBN 184943638X (electronic bk.)
9781849436380 (electronic bk.)