1st Edition

Property and Finance on the Post-Brexit London Stage
We Want What You Have

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ISBN 9780367548025
December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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


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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.