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dc.contributor.authorWarden, Claireen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-02T15:18:53Z
dc.date.available2016-03-02T15:18:53Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationWarden, C. (2007) The Shadows and the Rush of Light: Ewan MacColl and Expressionist Drama. New Theatre Quarterly, 23 (4) pp. 317-325en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11567
dc.description.abstractIt has generally been assumed that the Expressionist movement had little noticeable impact on British theatre. This paper suggests that in the plays of Ewan MacColl (and in particular his 'The Other Animals' of 1948) there is a discernible challenge to this assumption. In order to advocate a specific political position, MacColl took the conventions of Expressionism and developed a highly engaged, artistically innovative theatrical aesthetic that could tackle socio-political inequalities and the suppression of the dissident voice. Through linguistic experiment, episodic structure, representational characters, and a focus on the individual mind, the playwright challenges the audience to confront class injustice and hegemonic tyranny.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Theatre Quarterlyen
dc.subjecttheatreen
dc.subjectavant-gardeen
dc.titleThe Shadows and the Rush of Light: Ewan MacColl and Expressionist Dramaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X07000231
dc.researchgroupPerformance Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen


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