Property and Finance on the Post-Brexit London Stage
We Want What You Have
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A guide to the contemporary London stage as well as an argument about its future, the book walks readers through the city’s performance spaces following the Brexit vote. This book argues that austerity-era London theatre is working towards the belief that private ownership defines full citizenship. Throughout this study, the author suggests London theatre’s perspective narrowing to reflect what an affluent audience finds relatable. From pub theatres to the National, Michael Meeuwis reveal how what gets put on in London interacts with the daily life of the neighbourhoods in which they are set. This study will be of great interest to students and scholars across theatre and performance studies, particularly those with thematic interests in Brexit, urban geography, class, and theatrical economics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Typical Girls; or, the Privately-Owned Punk Squat
Chapter 2 Brexit’s Dispossessed
Chapter 3 Transnationalism
Chapter 4 Village Feel
Chapter 5 Croydon vs. the World
Chapter 6 Yerma on the Internet
Afterword Estate of the Nation, 2009-2020
Michael Meeuwis is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, Romantic and Victorian poetry and nineteenth-century drama and performance studies.