In-yer-face theatre British drama today by Aleks Sierz

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-265) and index.

Book details

StatementAleks Sierz.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR736 .S54 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 274 p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3754771M
ISBN 100571200494
LC Control Number2003447844

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Taking in key figures such as Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Mark Ravenhill, and Jez Butterworth, the book revisits the era and considers its impact on international theatre. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government.

The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more. A term coined and energetically promoted by Aleks Sierz in his book In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today () and in an accompanying website (see below), to refer to a new wave of British drama of the s that was notable for its provocative uses of obscene language, nudity, violence, and taboo subject-matter.

This feature of new s drama had been noted before. In his book, Aleks Sierz, a faculty member of Boston University London and co-editor of Theatre Voice, describes In-Yer-Face theatre as the work of young playwrights who break with conventional theatrical codes to confront the vulgar and the shocking.

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In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has. It was a gap that Sierz was keen to fill. By Augusthe had submitted a pitch to Faber & Faber about both a general book on British theatre in the s and one on In-Yer-Face Theatre, and after Butcher said she preferred the in-yer-face pitch, they began discussing the structure and content.

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"In-Yer-Face Theatre" is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts. This book revisits In-Yer-Face theatre, an explosive, energetic theatrical movement from the s that introduced the world to playwrights Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Mark Ravenhill, Jez Butterworth, and many others.

Split into three sections the book re-examines the era, considers the movement’s influence on international theatre, and.

In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today by Aleks Sierz is the first book to examine the exciting burst of creative self-expression which constitutes contemporary British drama.

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WHAT. In-yer-face theatre is the kind of theatre which grabs the audience by the scruff of the neck and shakes it until it gets the message. The sanitized phrase 'in-your-face' is defined by the New Oxford English Dictionary () as something 'blatantly aggressive or provocative, impossible to ignore or avoid'.The Collins English Dictionary () adds the adjective.

He is completing a chapter on Kane for his first book, In-Yer-Face Theatre. It will be another year before he finishes the book, delivering the manuscript to Faber and Faber in Marchand yet another year before it is published in March In these two years, the brash phenomenon of in-yer-face theatre, which is a style and sensibility.

By Augusthe had submitted a pitch to Faber & Faber about both a general book on British theatre in the s and one on In-Yer-Face Theatre, and after Butcher said she preferred the in-yer-face pitch, they began discussing the structure and content.

A contract must have been signed in August or September One of the significance results of the emergence of in-yer-face theatre in the s was that it brought stage drama into synch with youth culture, thus attracting new audiences and new interest in the theatre. Health warning: youth can also be a curse, and the cult of youthfulness can result in an obsession with novelty at the cost of quality.

Labelling playwrights as 'in-yer-face' suggests they are closely related and misleads students into believing it is a genre. Sarah kane really has no relation whatsoever with, for example, Jez Butterworth, or many other people mentioned in this book.

These are the sources and citations used to research IN YER FACE. This bibliography was generated on Cite This For Me on Sunday, Febru in-yer-face theatre Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Author(s): Chris Baldick.

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This term was borrowed by British theatre critic Aleks Sierz as the title of his book, In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today, first published by Faber and Faber in March [1] An adjunct faculty member in Boston.

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This term was coined by British theatre critic Aleks Sierz as the title of his book, In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today, first published by Faber and Faber in March An adjunct faculty member in Boston University's London graduate journalism program, and co-editor of TheatreVoice, Sierz.

"The wildest definition of in-yer-face theatre is any drama that takes the audience by the scruff of the neck and shakes it until it gets the message." (Aleks Siertz) The most frequently used characteristics of in-yer-face theatre are sensation, shock, confrontation, taboo breaking, disturbing, provocative, attacking.

CHAPTER 1 In-Yer-Face Theatre and Legacies of the New Writing Boom (pp. ) It has been 15 years since 12 Januarywhen the Royal Court Theatre in London premiered a new play by an unknown year-old writer called Sarah Kane.

The term in-yer-face-theatre describes such a kind of theatre, which puts the audience in the situation performed on the stage. (ibid.) Although the origins of this confrontational theatre come to the alternative theatre of the s, it was clearly defined as a new stream in the world literature only in the decade of the s.

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In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government.

The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more /5(80). In-yer-face theatre describes drama that emerged in Great Britain in the s.

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In-yer-face theatre was a dead-end spawned by the feeling that film (RESERVOIR DOGS etc) and novels (TRAINSPOTTING) etc were leaving theatre looking twee and non-yoof aurientated.

That's all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs). Chapter 1: In-Yer-Face Theatre and Legacies of the New Writing Boom Chapter 2: Verbatim Theatre - The Rise of a Political Voice Chapter 3: Writing and Devising - The Call for Collaboration Chapter 4: Black and Asian Writers - A Question of Representation Chapter 5: Theatre for Young People - Audiences of Today.(ebook) In-Yer-Face Theatre () from Dymocks online store.

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