David Greig’s Holed Theatre

Globalization, Ethics and the Spectator

  • Verónica Rodríguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Verónica Rodríguez
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  3. Verónica Rodríguez
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  4. Verónica Rodríguez
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  12. Verónica Rodríguez
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 281-283

About this book


With a Foreword by Dan Rebellato, this book offers up a detailed exploration of Scottish playwright David Greig’s work with particular attention to globalization, ethics, and the spectator. It makes the argument that Greig’s theatre works by undoing, cracking, or breaking apart myriad elements to reveal the holed, porous nature of all things. Starting with a discussion of Greig’s engagement with shamanism and arguing for holed theatre as a response to globalization, for Greig’s works’ politics of aesthethics, and for the holed spectator as part of an affective ecology of transfers, this book discusses some of Greig’s most representative political theatre from Europe (1994) to The Events (2013), concluding with an exploration of Greig’s theatre’s world-forming quality.


David Grieg Spectatorship Ethics Philosophy Sociology Affect theory Globalisation Politics of aesthetics

Authors and affiliations

  • Verónica Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK

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