Reverberations Across Small-scale British Theatre: Politics, Aesthetics And Forms by Patrick DugganReverberations Across Small-scale British Theatre: Politics, Aesthetics And Forms by Patrick Duggan

Reverberations Across Small-scale British Theatre: Politics, Aesthetics And Forms

EditorPatrick Duggan, Victor Ukaegbu

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Between 1960 and 2010, a new generation of British avant-garde theater companies, directors, designers, and performers emerged. Some of these companies and individuals have endured to become part of theater history while others have disappeared from the scene, mutated into new forms, or become part of the establishment. Reverberations across Small-Scale British Theatre at long last puts these small-scale British theater companies and personalities in the scholarly spotlight. By questioning what “Britishness” meant in relation to the small-scale work of these practitioners, contributors articulate how it is reflected in the goals, manifestos, and aesthetics of these companies. 

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Patrick Duggan is a lecturer in theater and performance studies at the University of Exeter. Victor Ukaegbu is associate professor of drama at the University of Northampton.
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Title:Reverberations Across Small-scale British Theatre: Politics, Aesthetics And FormsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:February 15, 2014Publisher:Intellect LtdLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Setting the Scene: Introducing Reverberations

Patrick Duggan and Victor Ukaegbu

Chapter 1: Foco Novo: The Icarus of British Small-Scale Touring Theatre

Graham Saunders


Chapter 2: Insider Knowledge: The Evolution of Belfast’s Tinderbox Theatre Company

David Grant

Chapter 3: Volcano: A Post-Punk Physical Theatre

Gareth Somers

Chapter 4: Tiata Fahodzi: Second-Generation Africans in British Theatre

Ekua Ekumah


Chapter 5: Keeping It Together: Talawa Theatre Company, Britishness, Aesthetics of Scale and Mainstreaming the Black-British Experience

Kene Igweonu

Chapter 6: Agitation and Entertainment: Rod Dixon and Red Ladder Theatre Company

Tony Gardner

Chapter 7: Intercultural to Cross-Cultural Theatre: Tara Arts and the Development of British Asian Theatre

Victor Ukaegbu

Chapter 8: Kind Acts: Lone Twin Theatre

Eirini Kartsaki

Chapter 9: Political Theatre ‘without Finger-Wagging’: On the Paper Birds and Integrative Aesthetics

Patrick Duggan

Chapter 10: ‘Angels and Modern Myth’: Grid Iron and the New Scottish Theatre

Trish Reid

Chapter 11: Acts of Poiesis: salamanda tandem

Mick Wallis and Isabel Jones

Coda

Franc Chamberlain

Notes on Contributors

Index