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Author Sierz, Aleks.

Title In-yer-face theatre : British drama today / Aleks Sierz
Published London : Faber and Faber, 2001


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 MELB  792.0941 Sie/Iyf  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Series British drama today
British drama today
Contents 1. What is in-yer-face theatre? A brief history of provocation. The nasty nineties -- 2. Come to the shock-fest. Philip Ridley's Ghost from a Perfect Place. Phyllis Nagy's Butterfly Kiss. Tracy Lett's Killer Joe. Harry Gibson's Trainspotting -- 3. Antony Neilson. Normal. Penetrator. The Censor -- 4. Sarah Kane. Blasted. Phaedra's Love. Cleansed. Crave -- 5. Mark Ravenhill. Shopping and Fucking. Faust Is Dead, Sleeping Around and Handbag. Some Explicit Polariods -- 6. Boys Together. Naomi Wallace's The War Boys. Jez Butterworth's Mojo. Simon Block's Not a Game for Boys. David Eldridge's Serving It Up -- 7. Sex Wars. Nick Grosso's Peaches and Sweetheart. Patrick Marber's Closer. Che Walker's Been So Long. Richard Zajdlic's Dogs Barking -- 8. Battered and bruised. Joe Penhall's Some Voices. Judy Upton's Ashes and Sand and Bruises. Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Rebecca Prichard's Yard Gal
Summary "In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to look at this exciting outburst of creativity, controversy and theatrical innovation. It argues that plays such as Trainspotting, Blasted and Shopping and F***ing are much more than a collection of shock tactics - taken together, they represent a consistent critique of modern life, one which focuses on the problem of violence, the questioning of masculinity, the myth of post-feminism and the futility of consumerism." "The book contains extensive interviews with playwrights, including Sarah Kane (Blasted), Patrick Marber (Closer), Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F***ing) and Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney)."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265) and index
Notes English
committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST{Smith copy: EAST commitment} MNS
Subject English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
LC no. 2003447844
ISBN 0571200494 paperback
Other Titles British drama today