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Three Plays for a Postdramatic Theatre

A cofounder of the United Kingdom’s legendary 1980s performance company Impact Theatre Co-op, Claire MacDonald composed Utopia, a sequence of commissioned playtexts, between 1987 and 2008. This book brings together both the plays and the story of how they came to be written and produced. With a compelling introduction by the author and including additional material by Tim Etchells, Dee Heddon, and Lenora Champagne, it provides a range of historical and critical materials that put the plays in the context of MacDonald’s career as writer and collaborator and show how visual practices and poetics, theories of real and imagined space, and new approaches to language itself have profoundly shaped the development of performance writing in the United Kingdom.

104 pages | 10 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2015


Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Written Worlds
Claire MacDonald
Part One
You Did Not Know Who You Were
Tim Etchells
An Imitation of Life
Storm from Paradise
Part Two
Deirdre Heddon
The Writer in the Room: A Conversation
Lenora Champagne and Claire MacDonald
Notes on Contributors

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