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Affects in 21st-Century British Theatre

Exploring Feeling on Page and Stage

Editors: Aragay, Mireia, Delgado-Garcia, Cristina, Middeke, Martin (Eds.)

  • Brings new theorisations of affect(s) to a wide range of contemporary performance
  • Engages with a broad scope of recent scholarship in the field of affect studies
  • Considers the potential for the lens of affect to interfere with categories and boundaries present in current theatre scholarship
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This book explores the various manifestations of affects in British theatre of the 21st century. The introduction gives a concise survey of existing and emerging theoretical and research trends and argues in favour of a capacious understanding of affects that mediates between more autonomous and more social approaches. The twelve chapters in the collection investigate major works in Britain by playwrights and theatre makers including Mojisola Adebayo, Mike Bartlett, Alice Birch, Caryl Churchill, Tim Crouch and Andy Smith, Rachel De-lahay, Reginald Edmund, James Fritz, David Greig, Idris Goodwin, Zinnie Harris, Kieran Hurley, Lucy Kirkwood, Anders Lustgarten, Yolanda Mercy, Anthony Neilson, Lucy Prebble, Sh!t Theatre, Penelope Skinner, Stef Smith, Kae Tempest and debbie tucker green. The interpretations identify significant areas of tension as they relate affects to the fields of cognition, politics and hope. In this, the chapters uncover interrelations of thought, intention and empathy; they reveal the nexus between identities, institutions and ideology; and, finally, they explore how theatre can accomplish the transition from a sense of crisis to utopian visions.

About the authors

Mireia Aragay is Professor of English Literature, Drama and Theatre at the University of Barcelona and Principal Investigator of the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group.

Cristina Delgado-García is Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at the University of Glasgow.

Martin Middeke holds the Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, and is Visiting Professor of English at the University of Johannesburg. 


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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Affects in 21st-Century British Theatre
Book Subtitle
Exploring Feeling on Page and Stage
Editors
  • Mireia Aragay
  • Cristina Delgado-Garcia
  • Martin Middeke
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58486-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-58486-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-58485-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 288
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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