The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408184486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England: where unpredictable outbursts of humour highlight the intensity of life, and characters discover links between their haunting past and the uncertainties of the present, to create a meaningful future. Supplemented by essays from James D. Balestrieri and Elisabeth Angel-Perez, this is a clear and detailed source of reference for a new generation of theatre audiences, practitioners and directors who wish to explore the work of this seminal dramatist.
The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: David Ian Rabey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and
Class, Culture and Tragedy in the Plays of Jez Butterworth
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Sean McEvoy
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Jez Butterworth is undoubtedly one of the most popular and commercially successful playwrights to have emerged in Britain in the early twenty-first century. This book, only the second so far to have been written on him, argues that the power of his most acclaimed work comes from a reinvigoration of
Hauntology
Language: en
Pages: 119
Authors: Katy Shaw
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-16 - Publisher: Springer

Post-millennial writings function as a useful prism through which we can understand contemporary English culture and its compulsion to revisit the immediate past. The critical practice of hauntology turns to the past in order to make sense of the present, to understand how we got to this place and how
The Theatre of Anthony Neilson
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Trish Reid
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Anthony Neilson is one of the most exciting and challenging voices in contemporary British theatre. For more than two decades he has been in the vanguard of new writing and has acquired a formidable reputation for innovation and experimentation. His major stage plays include Penetrator, The Censor, Stitching, Realism, Unreachable
Arguments for a Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Howard Barker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-23 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This new edition of Barker’s seminal text Arguments for a Theatre outlinesthe theory and practice of his ‘Theatre of Catastrophe’. Author of over thirty plays, Howard Barker has long been an implacable foe of the liberal British establishment, and champion of radical theatre world-wide. His best-known plays are The Castle,