1st Edition

Martin Crimp’s Power Plays Intertextuality, Sexuality, Desire

By Vicky Angelaki Copyright 2023
    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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



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