Academic journal article Comparative Drama

David Ian Rabey and Sarah Goldingay, Eds.: Howard Barker's Art of Theatre: Essays on His Plays, Poetry and Production Work

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

David Ian Rabey and Sarah Goldingay, Eds.: Howard Barker's Art of Theatre: Essays on His Plays, Poetry and Production Work

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David Ian Rabey and Sarah Goldingay, eds. Howard Barker's Art of Theatre: Essays on His Plays, Poetry and Production Work. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. Pp. xiv + 238. $100.00.

This volume begins with notes on contributors (vii-xi), acknowledgments (xii), and abbreviations and references (xiii-xiv). The primary text includes the following essays: David Ian Rabey, "Introduction: The Ultimate Matter of Style" (1-20); Melanie Jessop, "Performance within Performance: Howard Barker and the Acted Life: Some Thoughts" (21-27); James Reynolds, "Unearthly Powers of Invention: Speech, Report and Repetition in Recent Wresting School Productions" (28-37); Elisabeth Angel-Perez, "Reinventing 'Grand Narratives': Barkers Challenge to Postmodernism" (38-50); Ian Cooper, "Institutions, Icons and the Body in Barker's Plays, 1977-86" (51-64); George Hunka, "Access to the Body: The Theatre of Revelation in Beckett, Foreman and Barker" (65-72); Elenore Obis, "'Not Nude but Naked': Nakedness and Nudity in Barker's Drama" (73-81); Michael Mangan, "Places of Punishment: Surveillance, Reason and Desire in the Plays of Howard Barker" (82-93); Mark Brown, "Barker, Criticism and the Philosophy of the 'Art of Theatre'" (94-104); Christine Kiehl, "Staging Barker in France 2009" (105-14); Sarah Goldingay, "21 for 21: A Breakthrough Moment in International Theatre-Making? …

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