Show simple item record Rabey, David Ian 2009-06-05T12:39:20Z 2009-06-05T12:39:20Z 2009-06-05
dc.identifier.citation Rabey , D I 2009 , Howard Barker: Politics and Desire: An Expository Study of His Drama and Poetry, 1969-87 . Palgrave Macmillan . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 115575
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dc.description Rabey, David Ian, Howard Barker: Politics and Desire: An Expository Study of His Drama and Poetry, 1969-87 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) Contents: * Acknowledgements * Foreword to the Paperback Edition * Chronology * Lubricating Progress through the Forbidden * Innocence and Authority * Independence and the Family * Between Two Worlds * New Manner for New Situation * Landscapes of Shame, Eruptions of Desire * Splintered Faith and Scar Tissue * Power and the Body * Every Man's Evil Expresses Me * Pain and Breakthrough * Catastrophe is also Birth: Inconclusion * Appendix: Conversations * Notes * Bibliography * Index *-DAVID IAN RABEY is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a dramatist, director and performer. His numerous critical publications include English Drama Since 1940, Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker (as co-editor) and Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death. He has directed and/or acted in eleven Barker productions to date, including performing the role of Isonzo in Barker's own production of The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo. He is an Associate of Barker's theatre company, The Wrestling School. en
dc.description.abstract This is a paperback edition of this landmark study of Howard Barker's drama and poetry between 1969 and 1987. New paperback edition of this 1989 book will publish to coincide with major season of Barker's work in Paris in Jan 2009 and Rabey's 'sequel' to the book (which focuses on Howard Barker's work post-1988). Paperback edition will included revised a Bibliography and chronology of productions, and a new Foreword. Interest in Howard Barker has grown enormously since this was first published - Barker is now an established figure on nearly any UK university syllabus which looks at the development of contemporary British drama and general theatre theory/practice. Barker is well-studied in Europe, and interest in him is increasing in the US, particularly since 9/11 due to his arguments for a 'Theatre of Catastrophe'.This title includes brief 'conversations' with performers such as Ian McDiarmid, Gary Oldman and Harriet Walter on Barker's work - a useful resource for students as they reflect different interpretations of the works for classroom discussion. David Rabey is a recognized authority on Barker's works, both as an academic and actor/director, as well as having a personal friendship with the playwright which gives him access to rare archival material and interviews.This is a new paperback edition of the critically acclaimed first full-length critical assessment of this most individual, challenging, conceptually energetic of British dramatists, whose recognition and influence have extended to a position of international eminence. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan
dc.title Howard Barker: Politics and Desire: An Expository Study of His Drama and Poetry, 1969-87 en
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dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies en

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