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Utopia

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

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Table of Contents

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

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