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1st Edition

Martin Crimp’s Power Plays
Intertextuality, Sexuality, Desire

ISBN 9780367471026
Published June 30, 2022 by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

This book covers playwright Martin Crimp’s recent work showing how it captures the nuances in our interpersonal contemporary experience.

Examining the bold and exciting body of writing by Crimp, the book delves into his depiction of intersections between narratives, as well as between private and public, through an honest look at power structures and shifts, marriages and relationships, sexuality, and desire.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in Drama, Theatre and Performance, English Literature, and Opera Studies.

Table of Contents


Introduction - Surveying the Battleground: Martin Crimp’s Relationscapes

Chapter 1 - Imitating Art: Fiction Pieces and Short Plays

Chapter 2 - Mating for Life: Men Asleep

Chapter 3 - Handling with Care: Cyrano de Bergerac and When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

Chapter 4 - Falling Tragically: The Rest Will Be Familiar to You from Cinema and Lessons in Love and Violence

Afterword - Forever Cruel and Tender


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Vicky Angelaki is Professor in English Literature at Mid Sweden University.