The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408184486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England: where unpredictable outbursts of humour highlight the intensity of life, and characters discover links between their haunting past and the uncertainties of the present, to create a meaningful future. Supplemented by essays from James D. Balestrieri and Elisabeth Angel-Perez, this is a clear and detailed source of reference for a new generation of theatre audiences, practitioners and directors who wish to explore the work of this seminal dramatist.
The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: David Ian Rabey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and
Hauntology
Language: en
Pages: 119
Authors: Katy Shaw
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-16 - Publisher: Springer

Post-millennial writings function as a useful prism through which we can understand contemporary English culture and its compulsion to revisit the immediate past. The critical practice of hauntology turns to the past in order to make sense of the present, to understand how we got to this place and how
Mojo and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Jez Butterworth
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

* Jez Butterworth burst onto the theatre scene aged twenty-five with Mojo, "one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years” (Time Out). This first volume of his Collected Plays contains that play plus the three that followed, as well as two short one-person pieces published here
Jez Butterworth Plays: Two
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: JEZ. BUTTERWORTH
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-11 - Publisher:

'Come, you drunken spirits. Come, you battalions. You fields of ghosts who walk these green plains still. Come, you giants!' When Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2009, it served notice of an astonishing development in the career of a writer whose debut, Mojo, had
The Theatre of Anthony Neilson
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Trish Reid
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Anthony Neilson is one of the most exciting and challenging voices in contemporary British theatre. For more than two decades he has been in the vanguard of new writing and has acquired a formidable reputation for innovation and experimentation. His major stage plays include Penetrator, The Censor, Stitching, Realism, Unreachable