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The Place of Wales: Staging Place in Contemporary Welsh Drama in English

Alyce von Rothkirch

Swansea University Author: Alyce von Rothkirch

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The period between the late 1970s and the late 1990s was a time of significant change in Welsh society and culture. This book examines this socio-political background and makes the case for a similarly important shift in text-based drama and theatre in Welsh drama in the English language. Looking at...

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ISBN: 978-3-88476-909-6
Published: Trier WVT 2007
Online Access: http://www.wvttrier.de/top/Beschreibungen/ID878.html
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa23814
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Abstract: The period between the late 1970s and the late 1990s was a time of significant change in Welsh society and culture. This book examines this socio-political background and makes the case for a similarly important shift in text-based drama and theatre in Welsh drama in the English language. Looking at the way place is theorised, discursively created and staged, this study argues that ‘the spatial turn’ in Welsh drama in English entails important changes in dramatic form, contents as well as performance techniques in contemporary Welsh drama in English. The Place of Wales is thus a milestone in the study of literary and theatrical production in 20th century Welsh culture, and, equally, is an important contribution to the study of contemporary English-language drama and theatre in the British Isles.
Keywords: contemporary Welsh drama in English, Welsh theatre in English, Welsh drama, Welsh theatre, Welsh devolution, Welsh culture
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences