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King Lear 'after' Auschwitz : Shakespeare, appropriation and theatres of catastrophe in post-war British drama / Richard Ashby.

Author/Creator:
Ashby, Richard, author.
Publication:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptions.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
King Lear (Shakespeare, William).
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
English drama.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. `After' Auschwitz
2. Why King Lear?
3. `Strange mutations': The History of King Lear `After' Auschwitz
4. `The man without pity is mad': Edward Bond's King Lears and the Dialectic of Engagement
5. `Rudkin I nothing am': Edgar, Exile and Self Re-authorship in David Rudkin's Will's Way
6. `WHAT IS THIS GOOD?': The Ethics and Aesthetics of the `Good Life' in Howard Barker's Seven Lears
7. `Thought you were dead': Dover Cliff, Death and `Ephemeral Life' in Sarah Kane's Blasted
Postscript: Writing and Performing from the Rubble: Forced Entertainment, Five Day Lear and Table Top Shakespeare: The Complete Works
8. `And I was struck still `: Nature, the Sublime and Subjectivity in Dennis Kelly's The Gods Weep.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-328) and index.
ISBN:
1474477984
9781474477987
OCLC:
1183420397
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