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After In-Yer-Face Theatre

Remnants of a Theatrical Revolution

Editors: Boles, William C. (Ed.)

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  • Looks back at the In-Yer-Face movement with a new critical eye toward re-examining specific plays and playwrights Covers non-British theatre in order to examine the influence of In-Yer-Face internationally
  • Looks forward from the movement to contemporary British theatre and what the In-Yer-Face writers are doing now
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This book revisits In-Yer-Face theatre, an explosive, energetic theatrical movement from the 1990s that introduced the world to playwrights Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Mark Ravenhill, Jez Butterworth, and many others. Split into three sections the book re-examines the era, considers the movement’s  influence on international theatre, and considers its lasting effects on contemporary British theatre.  The first section offers new readings on works from that time period (Antony Neilson and Mark Ravenhill) as well as challenges myths created by the Royal Court Theatre about the its involvement with In-Yer-Face theatre. The second section discusses the influence of In-Yer-Face on Portuguese, Russian and Australian theater, while the final section discusses the legacy of In-Yer-Face writers as well as their influences on more recent playwrights, including chapters on Philip Ridley, Sarah Kane, Joe Penhall, Martin Crimp, Dennis Kelly, and Verbatim Drama.

About the authors

William C. Boles holds the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Chair of English at Rollins College. His previous books are The Argumentative Theatre of Joe Penhall and Understanding David Henry Hwang.  He currently serves as the Director of the Comparative Drama Conference.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Reflections on In-Yer-Face from the Other Side of the Atlantic

    Pages 1-17

    Boles, William C.

  • “In the Pursuit of New Writers”: The Royal Court Young Peoples’ Theatre and the Development of First-Time Playwrights in the 1990s

    Pages 21-35

    Holden, Nicholas

  • “A Shop Window for Outrage”: Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes, In-Yer Face Theatre and the Royal Court’s 1996 West End Season

    Pages 37-55

    Saunders, Graham

  • “The Last Rolo”: Love, Conflict and War in Anthony Neilson’s Penetrator

    Pages 57-70

    Newberry, Rachael

  • Mark Ravenhill’s Dialectical Emotions: In-Yer-Face as Post-Brechtian Theater

    Pages 71-85

    Hartl, Anja

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
After In-Yer-Face Theatre
Book Subtitle
Remnants of a Theatrical Revolution
Editors
  • William C. Boles
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39427-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39427-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39426-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 251
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