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  1. Weel 1: Welcome Week 0 items
  2. Week 2: Seminar 1: On Violence 46 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Blasted - Sarah Kane, Ken Urban 2011

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 44 items
      1. The New World Order - Harold Pinter 1993

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Mercury fur - Philip Ridley 2005

        Book Recommended

      3. Cool Britannia?: British political drama in the 1990s - Rebecca D'Monté, Graham Saunders 2007

        Book Recommended

      4. Sarah Kane's Blasted - Helen Iball 2008

        Book Recommended

      5. Sarah Kane's Blasted - Helen Iball 2008 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      6. Postdramatic theatre - Hans-Thies Lehmann 2006

        Book Recommended

      7. Postdramatic Theatre - Hans-Thies Lehmann 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      8. Infamy and Dying Young: Sarah Kane, 1971-1999 - Mary Luckhurst 2005

        Chapter Recommended

      9. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      10. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      11. Theatre & violence - Lucy Nevitt 2013

        Book Recommended

      12. The Cambridge companion to Harold Pinter - Peter Raby c2009

        Book Recommended

      13. The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      14. Sarah Kane - Catherine Rees 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      15. About Kane: the playwright and the work - Graham Saunders, Sarah Kane 2009

        Book Recommended

      16. In-yer-face theatre: British drama today - Aleks Sierz 2001

        Book Recommended

      17. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      18. Rage and reason: women playwrights on playwriting - Heidi Stephenson, Natasha Langridge 1997

        Book Recommended

      19. The theatre of Harold Pinter - Mark Taylor-Batty 2014

        Book Recommended

      20. Sarah Kane in context - Laurens de Vos, Graham Saunders 2011

        Book Recommended

      21. Sarah Kane: From Terror to Trauma - Steve Waers 2010

        Chapter Recommended

  3. Week 3: Seminar 2: On Money 31 items
    1. Required Reading 4 items
      1. Enron - Lucy Prebble 2009

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 27 items
      1. Serious money - Caryl Churchill 2002

        Book Recommended

      2. About Hare: the playwright and the work - Richard Boon 2006

        Book Recommended

      3. The Cambridge companion to David Hare - Richard Boon 2007

        Book Recommended

      4. The Cambridge Companion to David Hare - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      5. Get real: documentary theatre past and present - Alison Forsyth, Christopher Megson 2011

        Book Recommended

      6. Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present - Alison Forsyth, Chris Megson 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      7. Writing left-handed - David Hare 1991

        Book Recommended

      8. The plays of David Hare - Carol Homden 1995

        Book Recommended

      9. The Plays of David Hare - Carol Homden, Cambridge Books Online 1995 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      10. Contemporary British drama - David Lane 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      11. Contemporary British drama - David Lane c2010

        Book Recommended

      12. After Brecht: British epic theater - Janelle Reinelt c1994

        Book Recommended

  4. Week 4: Seminar 3: On Desire 25 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Shopping and fucking - Mark Ravenhill, Dan Rebellato 2005

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 22 items
      1. Product - Mark Ravenhill, Mark Ravenhill 2006

        Book Recommended

      2. The cut - Mark Ravenhill, Mark Ravenhill 2006

        Book Recommended

      3. Cool Britannia?: British political drama in the 1990s - Rebecca D'Monté, Graham Saunders 2007

        Book Recommended

      4. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      6. In-yer-face theatre: British drama today - Aleks Sierz 2001

        Book Recommended

      7. Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

  5. Week 5: Seminar 4: On globalisation 40 items
    1. Requried Reading 3 items
      1. Three Kingdoms - Simon Stephens 2012

        Book Essential

      2. Theatre & Globalization - Dan Rebellato, Mark Ravenhill 2009

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 37 items
      1. Welcome to Thebes - Moira Buffini 2010

        Book Recommended

      2. Far away - Caryl Churchill 2000

        Book Recommended

      3. Far Away - Caryl Churchill

        Chapter Recommended

      4. San Diego - David Greig 2003

        Book Recommended

      5. The Suspect Culture Book - Graham Eatough, Dan Rebellato 2013

        Book Recommended

      6. Playwrights on playwriting - David Edgar 1999

        Book Recommended

      7. Simon Stephens - Christopher Innes 2011

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Contemporary British drama - David Lane c2010

        Book Recommended

      9. Contemporary British drama - David Lane 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      10. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      11. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      12. Cosmotopia: transnational identities in David Greig's theatre - Clare Wallace, Anja Muller 2011

        Book Recommended

      13. Neoliberalism and global theatres: performance permutations - Lara D. Nielsen, Patricia A. Ybarra 2012

        Book Recommended

      14. Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations - Lara D. Nielsen, Patricia A. Ybarra 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      15. New Theatre Writing: Simon Stephens’ - David Greig, Nadine Holdsworth, Dan Rebellato, Nicholas Ridout 02/2005

        Article Recommended

      16. David Greig - Janelle Reinelt 2011

        Chapter Recommended

      17. The theatre of David Greig - Clare Wallace 2013

        Book Recommended

  6. Week 6: Seminar 5:On Protest 19 items
    1. Required Reading 4 items
    2. Recommended Reading 15 items
      1. Chimerica - Lucy Kirkwood 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. Chimerica - Lucy Kirkwood

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Temple - Steve Waters

        Chapter Recommended

      4. The New War plays: from Kane to Harris - Julia Boll 2013

        Book Recommended

      5. Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present - Alison Forsyth, Chris Megson 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      6. Get real: documentary theatre past and present - Alison Forsyth, Christopher Megson 2011

        Book Recommended

      7. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

  7. Week 7: Reading Week 0 items
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  8. Week 8: Seminar 6: On Class 18 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. That face - Polly Stenham, Mothers and daughters, Mothers and sons, Royal Court Theatre 2008

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 15 items
      1. Market boy - David Eldridge 2006

        Book Recommended

      2. Humble boy - Charlotte Jones 2001

        Book Recommended

      3. Contemporary British drama - David Lane c2010

        Book Recommended

      4. Contemporary British drama - David Lane c2010 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      5. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      7. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

  9. Week 9: Seminar 7: On Race 38 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Recommended Reading 36 items
      1. Random - Debbie Tucker Green 2008

        Book Recommended

      2. random - debbie tucker green

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Elmina's kitchen - Kwame Kwei-Armah 2003

        Book Recommended

      4. Fallout - Roy Williams 2003

        Book Recommended

      5. Beyond Victimhood: Agency and Identity in the Theatre of Roy Williams - Elizabeth Barry, Williams Boles 2006

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Black and Asian theatre in Britain: a history - Colin Chambers 2011

        Book Recommended

      7. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      9. Roy Williams - Micheal Pearce 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      10. Theatre & Human Rights - Paul Rae 2009

        Book Recommended

      11. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      12. Theatre & race - Harvey Young 2013

        Book Recommended

  10. Week 10: Seminar 8: On Science 23 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. After Darwin

        Chapter Essential

      2. After Darwin - Timberlake WertenbakerTimberlake Wertenbaker

        Article Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 20 items
      1. Frankenstein - Nick Dear, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 2011

        Book Recommended

      2. Constellations - Nick Payne 2012

        Book Recommended

      3. The effect - Lucy Prebble 2013

        Book Recommended

      4. The theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker - Sophie Bush 2013

        Book Recommended

      5. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      7. Science on stage: from Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen - Kirsten Shepherd-Barr c2006

        Book Recommended

      8. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

  11. Week 11: Seminar 9: On Belief 30 items
    1. Required Reading 4 items
      1. 13 - Mike Bartlett 2011

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 26 items
      1. Paul - Howard Brenton

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Paul - Howard Brenton 2005

        Book Recommended

      3. Racing demon - David Hare 1990

        Book Recommended

      4. Racing Demon - David Hare 03/09/2001

        Book Recommended

      5. Temple - Steve Waters 2015

        Book Recommended

      6. Temple - Steve Waters 2015

        Book Recommended

      7. About Hare: the playwright and the work - Richard Boon 2006

        Book Recommended

      8. The Cambridge Companion to David Hare - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      9. The Cambridge companion to David Hare - Richard Boon 2007

        Book Recommended

      10. Performing Religion in Public - Joshua Edelman (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      11. Asking around: background to the David Hare trilogy - David Hare, Lyn Haill 1993

        Book Recommended

      12. Obedience, Struggle and Revolt - David Hare

        Book Recommended

      13. Writing left-handed - David Hare 1991

        Book Recommended

      14. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      15. Theatre & time - David Wiles 2014

        Book Recommended

  12. Week 12: Seminar 10: On Psychology 20 items
    1. Requried Reading 3 items
      1. The wonderful world of Dissocia - Anthony Neilson 2007

        Book Essential

      2. The wonderful world of Dissocia - Anthony Neilson 2007

        Book Essential

    2. Recommended Reading 17 items
      1. Nut - Debbie Tucker Green 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. nut - debbie tucker green

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Blue/orange - Joe Penhall 2000

        Book Recommended

      4. Wasted - Kate Tempest 2014

        Book Recommended

      5. Wasted - Kate Tempest 2014

        Book Recommended

      6. Theatre & mind - Bruce A. McConachie 2013

        Book Recommended

      7. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Recommended

      9. In-yer-face theatre: British drama today - Aleks Sierz 2001

        Book Recommended

      10. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

  13. Bibliography 231 items
    1. Key Secondary Reading 9 items
    2. Selective bibliography on contemporary British theatre 219 items
      1. Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now - Sian Adiseshiah 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      2. Caryl Churchill - Elaine Aston, British Council 2001

        Book Further

      3. Caryl Churchill - Elaine Aston 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      4. The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill - Elaine Aston, Elin Diamond 2009

        Book Further

      5. The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      6. The Cambridge companion to modern British women playwrights - Elaine Aston, Janelle Reinelt 2000

        Book Further

      7. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2000 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      8. Arguments for a theatre - Howard Barker c1993

        Book Further

      9. Beyond Victimhood: Agency and Identity in the Theatre of Roy Williams - Elizabeth Barry, Williams Boles 2006

        Chapter Further

      10. State of the nation: British theatre since 1945 - Michael Billington 2007

        Book Further

      11. Theatre, theory, postmodernism - Johannes Birringer c1991

        Book Further

      12. Simon Stephens - Jacqueline Bolton 2010

        Chapter Further

      13. The Cambridge Companion to David Hare - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      14. The Cambridge companion to David Hare - Richard Boon 2007

        Book Further

      15. Performing Religion in Public - Joshua Edelman (electronic book)

        Book Further

      16. Churchill: the playwright - Geraldine Cousin 1989

        Book Further

      17. Cool Britannia?: British political drama in the 1990s - Rebecca D'Monté, Graham Saunders 2007

        Book Further

      18. The Suspect Culture Book - Graham Eatough, Dan Rebellato 2013

        Book Further

      19. Playwrights on playwriting - David Edgar 1999

        Book Further

      20. Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present - Alison Forsyth, Chris Megson 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      21. Get real: documentary theatre past and present - Alison Forsyth, Christopher Megson 2011

        Book Further

      22. Theatre in a cool climate - Colin Chambers, Vera Gottlieb 1999

        Book Further

      23. Contemporary Black and Asian women playwrights in Britain - Gabriele Griffin, American Council of Learned Societies c2003 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      24. British and Irish women dramatists since 1958: a critical handbook - Trevor R. Griffiths, Margaret Llewellyn-Jones 1993

        Book Further

      25. Asking around: background to the David Hare trilogy - David Hare, Lyn Haill 1993

        Book Further

      26. Writing left-handed - David Hare 1991

        Book Further

      27. Writing left-handed - David Hare 1991

        Book Further

      28. Staging the UK - Jen Harvie 2005

        Book Further

      29. A concise companion to contemporary British and Irish drama - Nadine Holdsworth, Mary Luckhurst 2007, c2008 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      30. The Plays of David Hare - Carol Homden, Cambridge Books Online 1995 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      31. The plays of David Hare - Carol Homden 1995

        Book Further

      32. Sarah Kane's Blasted - Helen Iball 2008 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      33. Sarah Kane's Blasted - Helen Iball 2008

        Book Further

      34. Modern British drama: the twentieth century - Christopher Innes 2002

        Book Further

      35. Theatre & Politics - Joe Kelleher 2009

        Book Further

      36. Theatre@risk - Michael Kustow 2000

        Book Further

      37. Contemporary British drama - David Lane c2010

        Book Further

      38. Contemporary British drama - David Lane 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      39. Postdramatic Theatre - Hans-Thies Lehmann 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      40. Postdramatic theatre - Hans-Thies Lehmann 2006

        Book Further

      41. The Royal Court Theatre inside out - Ruth Little, Emily McLaughlin 2007

        Book Further

      42. Infamy and Dying Young: Sarah Kane, 1971-1999 - Mary Luckhurst 2005

        Chapter Further

      43. Theatre & mind - Bruce A. McConachie 2013

        Book Further

      44. The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      45. The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary British playwrights - Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, Aleks Sierz 2011

        Book Further

      46. Theatre & violence - Lucy Nevitt 2013

        Book Further

      47. Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations - Lara D. Nielsen, Patricia A. Ybarra 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      48. Neoliberalism and global theatres: performance permutations - Lara D. Nielsen, Patricia A. Ybarra 2012

        Book Further

      49. Roy Williams - Dierdre Osborne 2011

        Chapter Further

      50. Strategies of political theatre - Michael Patterson, American Council of Learned Societies c2003 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      51. English drama since 1940 - David Ian Rabey 2003

        Book Further

      52. The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      53. Theatre & Human Rights - Paul Rae 2009

        Book Further

      54. The Grammar of Politics and Performance - Shirin Rai 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      55. Caryl Churchill: a casebook - Phyllis R. Randall 1989

        Book Further

      56. New Theatre Writing: Simon Stephens’ - David Greig, Nadine Holdsworth, Dan Rebellato, Nicholas Ridout 02/2005

        Article Further

      57. Theatre & Globalization - Dan Rebellato, Mark Ravenhill 2009

        Book Further

      58. After Brecht: British epic theater - Janelle Reinelt c1994

        Book Further

      59. The Royal Court Theatre and the modern stage - Philip Roberts, American Council of Learned Societies c1999 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      60. About Kane: the playwright and the work - Graham Saunders, Sarah Kane 2009

        Book Further

      61. Contemporary British theatre - Theodore Shank 1994

        Book Further

      62. British theatre since the war - Dominic Shellard 1999

        Book Further

      63. Science on stage: from Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen - Kirsten Shepherd-Barr c2006

        Book Further

      64. Philip Ridley’e - Aleks Sierz 2012

        Chapter Further

      65. Rewriting the nation: British theatre today - Aleks Sierz 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      66. The Theatre of Martin Crimp - Aleks Sierz, Martin Crimp 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      67. The theatre of Martin Crimp - Aleks Sierz 2006

        Book Further

      68. Trouble in the house: David Hare's - Donna Soto-Morettini 08/2005

        Article Further

      69. Rage and reason: women playwrights on playwriting - Heidi Stephenson, Natasha Langridge 1997

        Book Further

      70. The theatre of Harold Pinter - Mark Taylor-Batty 2014

        Book Further

      71. Sarah Kane in context - Laurens de Vos, Graham Saunders 2011

        Book Further

      72. The theatre of David Greig - Clare Wallace 2013

        Book Further

      73. Theatre & time - David Wiles 2014

        Book Further

      74. Theatre & race - Harvey Young 2013

        Book Further

    3. Online 3 items
      1. Playwright's Podcast - Royal Court

        Webpage Further An excellent series of one-hour podcasts in which the playwright Simon Stephens interviews a range of contemporary dramatists, including many of the writers whose work we are studying on this course (e.g. Hare, Neilson, Prebble, Stenham). Look out for new episodes as the site is updated regularly.

      2. Theatre Voice

        Website Further A terrific resource for audio content relating to British theatre, featuring interviews with playwrights and other practitioners, round table discussions, and reviews of productions. The site was established in 2003 by founding editor Dominic Cavendish and is now managed by the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A and Rose Bruford College.

      3. Dan Rebellato Blog

        Webpage Further You can also access a useful list of blogs on all aspects of new writing and contemporary British theatre via Dan Rebellato’s website here

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