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Palgrave Gothic

Contemporary Gothic Drama

Attraction, Consummation and Consumption on the Modern British Stage

Editors: Jones, Kelly, Poore, Benjamin, Dean, Robert (Eds.)

  • Offers a fresh insight into the Gothic genre by bringing it to a contemporary platform
  • Brings together a broad collection of essays that have interdisciplinary appeal by covering theatre, adaptation, cinema, culture, history and tourism
  • Focuses on the interminable power of the Gothic to haunt, terrify and enrapture audiences from the eighteenth-century right up to the present day
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About this book

This ground-breaking volume is the first of its kind to examine the extraordinary prevalence and appeal of the Gothic in contemporary British theatre and performance. Chapters range from considerations of the Gothic in musical theatre and literary adaptation, to explorations of the Gothic’s power to haunt contemporary playwriting, macabre tourism and site-specific performance. By taking familiar Gothic motifs, such as the Gothic body, the monster and Gothic theatricality, and bringing them to a new contemporary stage, this collection provides a fresh and comprehensive take on a popular genre. Whilst the focus of the collection falls upon Gothic drama, the contents of the book will embrace an interdisciplinary appeal to scholars and students in the fields of theatre studies, literature studies, tourism studies, adaptation studies, cultural studies, and history. 

About the authors

Dr Kelly Jones is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK
Dr Benjamin Poore is Lecturer in Theatre at the University of York, UK
Dr Robert Dean is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK

Reviews

“A timely and much needed contribution to the fields of Gothic and performance studies. This is a significant attempt to understand the many rich examples of Gothic drama in contemporary culture.” (Ian Conrich, University of Vienna, Austria)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95359-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95358-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Gothic Drama
Book Subtitle
Attraction, Consummation and Consumption on the Modern British Stage
Editors
  • Kelly Jones
  • Benjamin Poore
  • Robert Dean
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95359-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95359-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95358-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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