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After In Yer Face Theatre
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 07:52:22 PM »
A new (but expensive) book After In-Yer-Face Theatre: Remnants of a Theatrical Revolution edited by William C. Boyles.

"This book revisits In-Yer-Face theatre, an explosive, energetic theatrical movement from the 1990s that introduced the world to playwrights Sarah Kane, Martin McDonagh, Mark Ravenhill, Jez Butterworth, and many others. Split into three sections the book re-examines the era, considers the movement’s  influence on international theatre, and considers its lasting effects on contemporary British theatre.

The first section offers new readings on works from that time period (Antony Neilson and Mark Ravenhill) as well as challenges myths created by the Royal Court Theatre about the its involvement with In-Yer-Face theatre.

The second section discusses the influence of In-Yer-Face on Portuguese, Russian and Australian theater, while the final section discusses the legacy of In-Yer-Face writers as well as their influences on more recent playwrights, including chapters on Philip Ridley, Sarah Kane, Joe Penhall, Martin Crimp, Dennis Kelly, and Verbatim Drama."

It costs £79.99 hardback, and slightly cheaper as an e-book.