The political theatre of David Edgar : negotiation and retrieval
Reinelt, Janelle G. and Hewitt, Gerald (2011) The political theatre of David Edgar : negotiation and retrieval. Cambridge studies in modern theatre . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521509688Full text not available from this repository.
David Edgar's writings address the most basic questions of how humans organize and govern themselves in modern societies. This study brings together the disciplines of political philosophy and theatre studies to approach the leading British playwright as a political writer and a public social critic. Edgar uses theatre as a powerful tool of public discourse, an aesthetic modality for engaging with and thinking/feeling through the most pressing social issues of the day. In this he is a supreme rationalist: he deploys character, plot and language to explore ideas, to make certain kinds of discursive cases and model hypothetical alternatives. Reinelt and Hewitt analyze twelve of Edgar's most important plays, including Maydays and Pentecost and also provide detailed discussions of key performances and critical reception to illustrate the playwright's artistic achievement in relation to his contributions as a public figure in British cultural life.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Edgar, David, 1948- -- Criticism and interpretation, Political plays, English -- History and criticism, Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century|
|Series Name:||Cambridge studies in modern theatre|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Cambridge|
|Number of Pages:||313|
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