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© 2007

British Theatre of the 1990s

Interviews with Directors, Playwrights, Critics and Academics

  • Mireia Aragay
  • Hildegard Klein
  • Enric Monforte
  • Pilar Zozaya
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Directors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 3-14
    3. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 15-26
    4. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 27-40
  3. Playwrights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Enric Monforte
      Pages 43-55
    3. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 56-68
    4. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 69-76
    5. Hildegard Klein
      Pages 77-90
    6. Enric Monforte
      Pages 91-104
  4. Critics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 107-122
    3. Enric Monforte
      Pages 123-138
    4. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 139-156
  5. Academics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Mireia Aragay, Pilar Zozaya
      Pages 159-171
    3. Hildegard Klein
      Pages 172-185
    4. Enric Monforte
      Pages 186-199
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 200-208

About this book

Introduction

This exciting book uniquely combines interviews with scholars and practitioners in theatre studies to look at what most people feel is a pivotal moment of British theatre - the 1990s. With a particular focus on 'in-yer-face theatre', this volume will be essential reading for all students and scholars of contemporary British theatre.

Keywords

interview knowledge play theatre theatre studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Mireia Aragay
    • 1
  • Hildegard Klein
    • 2
  • Enric Monforte
    • 1
  • Pilar Zozaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat de BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de MálagaSpain

About the editors

NEIL BARTLETT Playwright, novelist, actor, performer, director and translator MICHAEL BILLINGTON Drama critic for The Guardian and author MARTIN CRIMP Playwright STEPHEN DALDRY Theatre and film director (ex-Artistic Director of the Royal Court, London; films include Billy Elliot and The Hours) NICHOLAS de JONGH Theatre critic for the Evening Standard and writer KEVIN ELYOT Playwright for theatre and television screenwriter JOE PENHALL Playwright MARK RAVENHILL Well-known playwright DAN REBELLATO Professor of Contemporary Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK IAN RICKSON Current Artistic Director of the Royal Court, London GRAHAM SAUNDERS Lecturer in Theatre Studies, University of Reading, UK ALEKS SIERZ Freelance writer, journalist, critic and broadcaster ALAN SINFIELD Professor of English, University of Sussex, UK MAX STAFFORD-CLARK Theatre director (ex-Artistic Director of the Royal Court and founder of the touring theatre company Out of Joint)

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"Between them, Max Stafford-Clark, Stephen Daldry and Ian Rickson, in chronological order of directorship but not interview, present a great overview of the theatre that certainly in the mid-and late-1990s became the powerhouse of new British writing and in particular, in-yer-face following the thrilling impact of Sarah Kane and Blasted."

"This is a book that contains much of interest to those who love theatre in this country."

"British Theatre of the 1990s is of particular value because it documents the Sarah Kane and in-yer-face phenomena from numerous angles, takes a good look at gay and queer theatre and makes a strong case for the Royal Court as the leader of what in retrospect and even at the time seemed like an extremely exciting period for theatre in Great Britain. " - Philip Fisher - The British Theatre Guide

"offer(s) an engaging and perceptive account of the period as well as reflections on earlier influences...It will interest academics, theatre professionals and a general readership who want to enhance their understanding of this particular historical terrain of British theatre and the perspectives of respected cultural commentators and practitioners." - Nadine Holdsworth Contemporary Theatre Review