© 2014

Ethical Speculations in Contemporary British Theatre

  • Mireia Aragay
  • Enric Monforte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. To Begin to Speculate: Theatre Studies, Ethics and Spectatorship

  3. (Post-)Holocaust Representations

  4. Theoretical Speculations

  5. Spectatorial Ethics

  6. Ethics and Institutions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-216

About this book


This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive critical examination of the intersections between contemporary ethical thought and post-1989 British playwriting. Its coverage of a large number of plays and playwrights, international range of contributors and original argumentation make it a key point of reference for students and researchers.


Ethics Contemporary British Theatre Spectatorship Harold Pinter stage theatre theatre studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Mireia Aragay
    • 1
    • 2
  • Enric Monforte
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of English and GermanUniversity of BarcelonaSpain

About the editors

Vicky Angelaki, University of Birmingham, UK Mireia Aragay, University of Barcelona, Spain Clara Escoda, University of Barcelona, Spain Martin Middeke, University of Augsburg, Germany Enric Monforte, University of Barcelona, Spain Dan Rebellato, University of London, UK Graham Saunders, University of Reading, UK Christiane Schlote, University of Zürich, Switzerland Hanna Scolnicov, Tel-Aviv University, Israel Aleks Sierz, Rose Bruford College, UK Mark Taylor-Batty, University of Leeds, UK Clare Wallace, Charles University, Czech Republic

Bibliographic information


'This is a timely and vital contribution to the growing body of scholarship on contemporary theatre and ethics. With its wide coverage of plays and performances, and incisive analysis of key discourses on witnessing, responsibility, precarity, violence and intimacy, this is a landmark collection that brings ethics and drama into urgent correspondence.' - Chris Megson, Royal Holloway University of London

'Mireia Aragay and Enric Monforte's Ethical Speculations in Contemporary British Theatre is a welcome addition to this growing body of work which represents an 'ethical turn' in the field of theatre studies.' - Studies in Theatre and Performance