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The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players

by Sarah (Roehampton University, UK) Gorman

Part of the Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies Series

The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players Synopsis

The theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players has received significant international recognition over the past ten years. The company has received three OBIEs, for House (1999), Drummer Wanted (2002) and Good Samaritans (2005). Maxwell received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and has been commissioned by venues in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland. Although his productions generate a plethora of reviews, there is a deficit of material providing a critical and sustained engagement with his work. The aim of this book is to provide a critical survey of Maxwell's work since 1992, including his early participation in Cook County Theater Department. Touching upon the acting, production and rehearsal processes of NYC Player's work, and Maxwell's representations of space, community, race, and gender, this volume provides scholars with an important overview of a key figure in contemporary drama.

The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players Press Reviews

`...the detail and theoretical rigour of these studies will appeal to those already familiar with the company's work, as well as those thinking more broadly about the performance of gender (and masculinity in particular), the peculiar labour of the theatre, or the politics of apparently postpolitical theatre.' - Theron Schmidt, Contemporary Theatre Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415990929
Publication date: 29th June 2011
Author: Sarah (Roehampton University, UK) Gorman
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 152 pages
Categories: Theatre: individual actors & directors,

About Sarah (Roehampton University, UK) Gorman

Sarah Gorman is Principal Lecturer in Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies at Roehampton University, London. Her research focuses on contemporary European and North American experimental theatre. She has recently contributed to Making Contemporary Theatre: International Rehearsal Processes and A Concise Companion to British and Irish Drama.

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