Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death
An Expository Study of His Plays and Production Work, 1988-2008
By (author) David Ian Rabey
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Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death by David Ian Rabey
Book DescriptionBarker has been acclaimed as 'England's greatest living dramatist' in The Times and as 'the Shakespeare of our age' by Sarah Kane. His uniquely stylish work brings together startlingly original forms of classical discipline, moral ruthlessness and catastrophic eroticism. This study considers the full range of his theatrical achievements.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403994738
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Ian Rabey
Howard Barker: Politics and Desire, Paperback (January 2009)
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.
Lovefuries, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by David Ian Rabey
Challenges the subjects of grief and sexual abuse and defies national and personal pressures to keep silent about such issues.
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Author Biography - David Ian Rabey
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 Howard Barker: Politics and Desire, English Drama Since 1940 and (as co-editor) Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker. His dramatic writing includes two volumes, The Wye Plays and Lovefuries. He has directed and/or acted in eleven Barker productions to date, including performing 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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