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Howard Barker: Politics and Desire

An Expository Study of His Drama and Poetry, 1969-87

Authors: Rabey, D.

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This is a new, revised and updated paperback edition of the critically acclaimed first full-length critical assessment of this most individual, challenging, conceptually energetic of British dramatists, whose recognition and influence have extended to a position of international eminence.

About the authors

DAVID IAN RABEY is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a dramatist, director and performer. His numerous critical publications include English Drama Since 1940Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker (as co-editor) and Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death. He has directed and/or acted in eleven Barker productions to date, including performing the role of Isonzo in Barker's own production of The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo. He is an Associate of Barker's theatre company, The Wrestling School.

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'Rabey mobilizes powerful metaphors, almost as responses in kind to Barker's lines, in sentences that have the quality of muscular poetry... At the border between criticism and theatre, Politics and Desire stands opposite Brecht's Messingkauf Dialogues, challenging critical boundaries of theatre, and inviting us to experience the catastrophic throes of tragic transformation.' - James D. Balestrieri, Theatre Three

'Rabey's criticism in these books offers a meditation, a critical and lyrical vision, not merely of Barker's theatre but of theatre's place in a 21st-century culture' - George Hunka, Superfluities: A Journal


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Howard Barker: Politics and Desire
Book Subtitle
An Expository Study of His Drama and Poetry, 1969-87
Authors
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-57740-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 302
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