The Theatre of Martin Crimp
By (author) Aleks Sierz
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Theatre of Martin Crimp by Aleks Sierz
Book DescriptionA guide to all of the plays of Martin Crimp. For a decade, Martin Crimp has been in the vanguard of new writing for the British stage. His main stage plays include Dealing with Clair, The Treatment, Attempts on Her Life, The Country, and Cruel and Tender, with his 1997 masterpiece, Attempts on Her Life, arguably being one of the best plays of the past quarter century. By the author of the landmark study of contemporary British drama, In-Yer-Face Theatre, this is the first study of Martin Crimp's work for stage and radio. Arguing that Crimp is one of the most acute satirists of contemporary British society, Aleks Sierz provides an accessible and fascinating account of the playwright's work. As well as an account of each of Crimp's plays and an analysis of his oeuvre, the volume includes a wide-ranging interview with Crimp himself and interviews with all the key directors responsible for staging his work, including Sam Walters, Katie Mitchell, James Mcdonald and Lindsay Posner.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413775887
(216mm x 135mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aleks Sierz
Time Traveller's Guide to British Theatre, Paperback (June 2015)
A lively guided tour through British theatre from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II
Contemporary English Plays, Paperback (February 2015)
A bold and urgent collection of contemporary plays by writers from England, exploring the various identities of a nation that is at once traditional, nationalistic and multicultural.
Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Aleks Sierz
Essential for students of theatre studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. The 1990s volume freshly evaluates the work of Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Anthony Neilson and Philip Ridley, besides others.
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Author Biography - Aleks Sierz
Aleks Sierz is the theatre critic of Tribune and a freelance theatre reviewer. He is a lecturer in modern British theatre whose seminal study, In-Yer-Face Theatre, defined a new generation of writers and their work and went on to become a best-selling title.
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