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The Resource The grotesque in contemporary Anglophone drama, Ondřej Pilný

The grotesque in contemporary Anglophone drama, Ondřej Pilný

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The grotesque in contemporary Anglophone drama
Title
The grotesque in contemporary Anglophone drama
Statement of responsibility
Ondřej Pilný
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following on from the work of art historians and literary and cultural theorists, this book examines the ways in which varieties of the grotesque function in the plays of Philip Ridley, Mark O'Rowe, Enda Walsh, Suzan-Lori Parks and Tim Crouch. The term 'grotesque' has been frequently applied in commentaries on some of the most exciting contemporary drama, without much further elucidation. By producing visions of an alienated world, engendering simultaneous attraction and repulsion, and often triggering laughter that comes with a chill in the spine, the grotesque attacks both aesthetic and social conventions and requires a creative use of the imagination on the part of the spectators. The book argues that as such, the grotesque in the works of the selected playwrights solicits profound audience engagement with urgent ethical, social and political issues. The inevitable openness caused by the grotesque demonstrates the authors' faith in the deliberative powers of their audience, which stands in contrast to the ready-made choices offered by overtly committed political theatre
Cataloging source
AZU
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Pilný, Ondřej
Dewey number
822/.91
Index
index present
LC call number
PR736
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • American drama
  • Grotesque in literature
Label
The grotesque in contemporary Anglophone drama, Ondřej Pilný
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Engaging Monsters -- 3. Wild Justice -- 4. Life in a Box -- 5. Mutabilities -- 6. Imagine This -- 7. Afterword
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137513175
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-51318-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn953142481
Label
The grotesque in contemporary Anglophone drama, Ondřej Pilný
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Engaging Monsters -- 3. Wild Justice -- 4. Life in a Box -- 5. Mutabilities -- 6. Imagine This -- 7. Afterword
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137513175
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-51318-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn953142481

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