Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2013

192 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719061981

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Playing for time

Stories of lost children, ghosts and the endangered present in contemporary theatre

Geraldine Cousin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Argues that a major characteristic of contemporary British theatre is its reflection of our current sense of anxiety and impending danger
  • Explores unexpected, yet compelling, connections between theatre time, the historical moment and fictional time
  • Analyses not only plays by contemporary dramatists, but staged adaptations of novels, and productions of plays by Euripides, Strindberg and Priestley
  • Includes discussions of the work of contemporary writers such as Marina Carr, Michael Frayn, Conor McPherson, Philip Pullman, Shelagh Stephenson and Tom Stoppard

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