Text & Presentation, 2018


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About the Book

The 15th in a series drawn from scholarship presented at the annual Comparative Drama Conference at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, this collection provides insights into texts and practices currently at the forefront of theatrical discussion. The volume includes various essays on the intersections of script and performance, and features an exclusive interview with keynote speaker, playwright Simon Stephens.

About the Author(s)

Jay Malarcher is an associate professor of theatre and dramaturg at the School of Theatre & Dance, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Jay Malarcher
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 211
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7037-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3661-0
Imprint: McFarland
Series: The Comparative Drama Conference Series

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vii
Preface  1
A Conversation with Simon Stephens (William C. Boles)  5
Performing a Postmodern Prometheus: Percy Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound from Page to Stage (Victoria Lynn Scrimer)  29
August Strindberg, Amiri Baraka and the Radicalization of Domestic Tragedy (Kevin Lucas)  43
Breathing Still: The Dramatic Function of the Untold Tale in The
Winter’s Tale  (Robert Irons)  61
Imogen in Plus Fours: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Cymbeline and the Ideal Woman (Lindsay Adams)  73
Schwejk +/− Schweyk: Piscator, Brecht and the Battle for Epic
Theater   (Drew Lichtenberg)  90
Where Is Akbar Rādi’s Home? A Study of the Concept of Exile at
Home in Through the Windowpanes   (Babak Mazloumi)  111
“Are You My Butterfly?”: The Metamorphosis of M. Butterfly,
1988–2017   (Martha J. Johnson)  125
“What’s It Going to Be NOW Then, Eh?”: Alexandra ­Spencer-Jones’s Revisionary Stage Adaptation of A Clockwork Orange  (William Hutchings)  140
From Neurotypical Curiosity to Empathetic Movement: Exploring
the “Neuro-Perceptive” Staging of The Curious Incident of the
Dog in the ­Night-Time   (Chad Kennedy ) 154
Exposure Therapy: Ibsen and the Photographic Imagination (Doug Phillip)  165
Review of Literature: Selected Books Frances Babbage, Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre: Performing Literature (Verna A. Foster)  179
Sozita Goudouna. Beckett’s Breath: ­Anti-Theatricality and the
Visual Arts   (William Hutchings)  183
David Lloyd. Beckett’s Thing: Painting and Theatre   (Doug Phillips)  188
Sophie Duncan. Shakespeare’s Women and the Fin de Siècle   (Brittany Proudfoot Ginder)  191
Hillary Miller. Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York
(Amy Muse)  195
Index  201