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Mark Berninger, Bernhard Reitz, eds. Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Contemporary Drama in

Mark Berninger, Bernhard Reitz, eds.
Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama

Contemporary Drama in English 19.
Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012.
ISBN 978-3-86821-377-5, EUR 26,50.

The scholarly essays collected in this volume illuminate the renewed interest of contemporary theatre and drama in English in discussions of ethical dilemma. They address questions posed by numerous recent plays about the nature of ethical decisions in complex circumstances at the beginning of the 21st century. Taken together, they show in great detail how, in opposition to the political drama of the 1960s and 70s, contemporary theatre and drama finds it difficult to identify positions of moral superiority and rather engages in performances of open debates about just war, the drawbacks of humanitarian aid, the entanglements of global economic crisis, or the multi-layered ethics of memory. This also includes, as the articles further illustrate, an inquiry into the ethics of theatrical representation and the moral implications of spectatorship. The collection is rounded off by contributions by three British playwrights (Rona Munro, Julia Pascal, and Alistair Beaton) who explain the ethical dimension which informs their writing.


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Merle Tönnies, Christina Flotmann, eds. Narrative in Drama Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. ISBN

Merle Tönnies, Christina Flotmann, eds.
Narrative in Drama

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011.
ISBN 978-3-86821-315-7, EUR 27,50.

The papers collected in this volume were first presented at the 2010 CDE conference at Paderborn and address the forms and functions of narrative elements in English-language drama and theatre from the 1990s onwards. The contributions focus especially on questions of authenticity in theatrical discourse, on the relationship between performed stories and their audiences and on the potential of stage narratives to construct (different versions of) subjectivity. The dramatic forms that are studied range from documentary and autobiographical works to ‚in-yer-face‘ plays, monodrama, Black British drama and post-dramatic theatre. Thus, the volume as a whole offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which playwrights and performers are increasingly using storytelling formats in times when ‚grand narratives‘ have long lost their power.


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Werner Huber, Margarete Rubik, Julia Novak, eds. Staging Interculturality Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier,

Werner Huber, Margarete Rubik, Julia Novak, eds.
Staging Interculturality

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2010.
ISBN 978-3-86821-148-1, EUR 32,00

The articles collected in this volume have come out of the 18th international CDE conference (Vienna, 2009) and set out to examine how contemporary drama and theatre in English engage in the discourse of interculturality. Apart from autobiographically-oriented keynote lectures by playwrights Tanika Gupta and Simon Stephens these papers address the themes of interculturality and multiculturalism across a wide range of topics, ethnicities, and methodologies. They deal not only with the obvious themes of ethnic encounters and intercultural conflicts but also with issues of hybridity, globalisation, immigration, and the diaspora experience.

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Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Eckart Voigts-Virchow, eds. Adaptations - Performing Across Media and Genres Trier:

Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Eckart Voigts-Virchow, eds.
Adaptations – Performing Across Media and Genres

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009.
ISBN 978-3-86821-148-1, EUR 32,50

The papers collected in this volume address the complex issue of stage adaptation. The essays enquire into the processes involved in theatrical adaptation, highlighting the multi-layering, hybridity and palimpsestuous character of onstage adaptations. They attend to a wide spectrum of problems which include issues of classification, the question of media and generic transpositions as well as the intra- and intertextuality of onstage adaptations. Various papers also address the processes and problems of transculturation and indigenization. This collection, therefore, offers a platform for a positive reconsideration of stage plays and live theatre in adaptation studies. In reverse, the study of adaptation also proves vital to the field of contemporary theatre and drama studies as it helps to deconstruct problematic notions of fidelity and originality, emphasizing instead the complexity of adaptive processes on the stage and beyond.

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Ellen Redling, Peter Paul Schnierer, eds. Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre Trier:

Ellen Redling, Peter Paul Schnierer, eds.
Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2008.
ISBN 978-3-86821-040-8, EUR 26,00

The essays collected in this volume add up to a morphology of contemporary drama in English. They investigate unusal formats and experimental texts as well as innovative performance practices. Many of the fourteen international contributors, however, acknowledge the pervasise and persistent influence the well-made play exerts even in the twenty-first century.

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Christoph Henke, Martin Middeke, eds. Drama and/after Postmodernism Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier,

Christoph Henke, Martin Middeke, eds.
Drama and/after Postmodernism

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2007.
ISBN 978-3-88476-936-2, 396 pp., EUR 35,00 (2007)

The eighteen essays collected in this volume address a wide range of topics and examine the work of various contemporary playwrights. The essays investigate how and to what extent the aesthetics of contemporary drama reflect upon the postmodern preference for difference, plurality, uncertainty, ambiguity, hybridity, fragmentation, or performativity; for the deconstruction of teleological history and the subject; for carnivalesque playfulness and irony; but also for the non-representable sublime in art. The essays reveal how vital postmodernist discourse and poetics are in the field of contemporary theatre and drama in English, and they also set out to prove how productive contemporary Anglophone playwrights are in producing new narratives and cutting-edge images which interact with our readings.

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Thomas Rommel, Mark Schreiber, eds. Mapping Uncertain Territories - Space and Place in Contemporary Theatre and

Thomas Rommel, Mark Schreiber, eds.
Mapping Uncertain Territories – Space and Place in Contemporary Theatre and Drama

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006.
ISBN 3-88476-826-3, 216 S., kt., EUR 23,00 (2006)

The volume contains 15 papers given on the occasion of the fourteenth annual conference of CDE at the University of Bremen in 2005.

  1. Mark Schreiber: Introduction
  2. Aleks Sierz: Alternative or Mainstream? London Fringe Theatre in Image and Reality
  3. Michael Raab: The West End – an Increasingly Marginal Place?
  4. Una Chaudhuri: Hell in the Heartland: Mapping Post-Abu Ghraib America
    in Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell
  5. Kathleen Starck: Current Global Conflict and the Invasion of the Private in
    The Pull of Negative Gravity and When the Bulbul Stopped Singing
  6. Graham D. White: Compelled to Appear: The Manifestation of Physical Space Before the Tribunal
  7. Ursula Canton: Guantanamo: Documenting a Real Space?
  8. Susan Blattès and Betrand Koszul: From Page to Stage: Construction of Space in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis
  9. Christina Wald: „What discoveries do we bring back from that alien terrain?“ The Spatialisation of Trauma and the Exploration of the
    Paedophile’s Mind in Bryony Lavery’s Frozen
  10. Alyce von Rothkirch: „Art can save culture:“ Welsh Stagings of Place
    in Selected Works by Eddie Ladd and Ed Thomas
  11. Donald Pulford: Staging Past and Present Simultaneously: Andrew Bovell’s Holy Day (The Red Sea)
  12. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe: The Space of Consciousness: New Possibilities
    for Contemporary Theatre
  13. Terry L. Price: Shifting Place
  14. Neal Harvey and Joanne Tompkins: Virtual Reality and Negotiating Problems of Real Theatre Space
  15. Reade W. Dornan: Screen to Stage: Positioning the Subject in Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes
  16. Michelene Wandor: A Dramatic Writing Workshop: Mapping the Territories
    form Imagination to Page to Stage and Back Again

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Christoph Houswitschka, Anja Müller, eds. Staging Displacement, Exile and Diaspora Trier: Wissenschaftlicher

Christoph Houswitschka, Anja Müller, eds.
Staging Displacement, Exile and Diaspora

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2005.
ISBN 3-88476-681-3, 256 S., kt., € 24,00 (2005)

The volume contains 13 papers given on the occasion of the thirteenth annual conference of CDE at Vierzehnheiligen, organised by the University of Bamberg in 2004.

  1. Christiane Schlote / Kathleen Starck: From Displacement to Arrival: Reflections on Exile and Diaspora in the Theatre
  2. Jorge Huerta: Dealing With Displacement: Comedy in Chicano Theatre
  3. Ricarda Klüssendorf: Negotiating Difference, Identity, and Community: Tony Kushner’s Jews in „the land behind the Statue of Liberty“
  4. Henning Schäfer: Counteracting Displacement: Native Theatre as a Tool for Healing the Wounds of the Residential School System
  5. Markus Wessendorf: Contemporary Drama in Hawai’i: Representations of Displacement and Diaspora in Edward Sakomoto’s Obake and Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl’s Ola Na Iwi
  6. Franz Meier: „Stop being Indian!“ Identity, Hybridity and the Dis/Misplacement of (Post-)Colonial ‚Images‘ in Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink
  7. Deirdre Osborne: The State of the Nation: Contemporary Black British Theatre and the Staging of the UK
  8. Anja Müller: „We are also Europe: “ Staging Displacement in David Greig’s Plays
  9. Guy Stern: Unfinished Stories
  10. Rudolf Weiss: „Me Johnny Weismuller, you Thomas Mann:“ German Writers Exiled in Dreamland: Christopher Hampton’s Tales from Hollywood
  11. Ulrike Behlau: Remembering the Holocaust in British-Jewish Drama of the 1990s: Diane Samuels, Julia Pascal and Harold Pinter
  12. Annette Kern-Stähler: The Presentness of the Past: The Prosecution and Staging of Displaced War Criminals in Britain
  13. Jan Hollm: CDE Workshop 2004: Pity and Fear for the Average Student? How to Teach Plays of Displacement, Exile, and Diaspora

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Hans-Ulrich Mohr and Kerstin Mächler, eds. Extending the Code - New Forms of Dramatic and Theatrical

Hans-Ulrich Mohr and Kerstin Mächler, eds.
Extending the Code – New Forms of Dramatic and Theatrical Expression

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004.
ISBN 3-88476-681-3, 264 p., EURO 24,00

The volume contains the 15 papers given at the 12th annual conference of CDE held in Meissen by the University of Dresden.

  1. Hans-Ulrich Mohr: Introduction: The Code of Contemporary Drama and Theatre and its Functions
  2. Theodore Shank: Beyond Illusion: American Alternative Theatre
  3. Aleks Sierz: ‚To Recommend a Cure‘: Beyond Social Realism and In-Yer-Face Theatre
  4. Anette Pankratz: Signifiying Nothing and Everything: The Extension of the Code and Hyperreal Simulations
  5. Piet Defraeye: In-Yer-Face Theatre? Reflections on Provocation and Provoked Audiences in Contemporary Theatre
  6. Silvija Jestrovic: Body and Machine: Extending the Codes in Theatre
    of Laurie Anderson and Robert Wilson
  7. Clare Wallace: Dramas of Radical Alterity: Sarah Kane and Codes of Trauma
    for a Postmodern Age
  8. Mateusz Borowski: Gendered Bodies – Historical Bodies: The Development
    of the Brechtian Convetion in Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine and Mark Ravenhill’s Mother Clap’s Molly House
  9. Mark Schreiber: ‚The Celtic Tiger Is Trapped and Speaks With a Twisted Tongue‘: Language, Space, and the Question of Identity in the Plays of Enda Walsh
  10. Marion Hebach: ‚Published and Perished‘: The Blurring of Boundaries
    in Margret Edson’s Wit
  11. Kathleen Starck: Battefield ‚Body‘: Gregory Burke’s Gagarian Way and
    Anthony Neilson’s Stiching
  12. Christopher Innes: Cross-Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions
  13. Christiane Schlote: ‚How Many Things Make a Home, and How Many Can We Carry?‘: Staged Migrations and Globalized Aesthetics in Tara Arts‘
    Journey to the West
  14. Dieter Riemenschneider: Maori Contemporary Theatre in English: Witi Ihimaera, Woman Far Walking (2000)
  15. Wumi Raji: Transformed Identities: Cultural Transgression and Postcolonial Transformation in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s and Ngugi wa Mirii’s I Will Marry When I Want
  16. Adele Edling Shank: Creating Plays for the New Theatre: A Playwriting Workshop

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Jochen Achilles, Ina Bergmann and Birgit Däwes, eds. Global Challenges and Regional Responses in Contemporary Drama

Jochen Achilles, Ina Bergmann and Birgit Däwes, eds.
Global Challenges and Regional Responses in Contemporary Drama in English

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002.
ISBN 3-88476-590-6, 280 pp., EURO 24,50

The volume contains the 14 papers given on the occasion of the eleventh annual conference of CDE, held in Rothenfels by the University of Würzburg.

  1. Matthew Roudané: Global Challenges, Regional Responses: The Theatre of Sam Shepard
  2. Hans-Ulrich Mohr: The Significance of ‚Horseplay‘: Global and Regional Dimensions in Sam Shepard’s True West and Far North
  3. Katharina Ehrhard: Enacting the Farm Crisis of the 1970s: Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class as a Socially Symbolic Act
  4. Wilfried Raussert: Gender and Performance of Local and Global Conflicts in Postmodern and Contemporary American Drama: LeRoi Jones, José Rivera, David H. Hwang
  5. Carmen Birkle: Revising America, Revisioning the Past: American Drama in a Global(izing) World
  6. Kerstin Schmidt: „A Blueprint of an Event“: History, Spectacle, and the Creation of an African American Perspective
  7. Klaus Benesch: Myth, Media, and the Obsolescene of Postmodern Drama: Don DeLillo’s Tragicomedy Valparaiso
  8. Marvin Carlson: The Mother Tongue and the Other Tongue: The American Challenge in Recent Drama
  9. Cordula Quint: Terror of the Contemporary Sublime: Regional Responses to the Challenges of Internationalism and Globalization in the Drama of Caryl Churchill and David Edgar
  10. Kara McKechnie: Homely Northern Women in Sensible Shoes: Alan Bennett and the Pleasures of Provincialism
  11. Jürgen Wehrmann: Revising the Nation: Globalization and Fragmentation of Irish History in Sebastian Barry’s Plays
  12. Birgit Däwes: Local or Global? Negotiations of Identity in Drew Hayden Taylor’s Plays
  13. Chijioke Uwah: The Theme of Political Betrayal in the Plays of Zakes Mda
  14. Annette Pankratz / Alyce von Rothkirch / Kathleen Starck / Merle Tönnies: Making Play-Texts Live: Teaching Drama as Experience

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Margarete Rubik and Elke Mettinger-Schartmann, eds. (Dis)Continuities - Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Theatre

Margarete Rubik and Elke Mettinger-Schartmann, eds.
(Dis)Continuities – Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002.
ISBN 3-88476-520-5, 245 pp., EURO 23,00

The volume contains the 16 papers given at the tenth annual CDE conference held in Vienna in 2001.

  1. Werner Huber: Contemporary Drama as Meta-Cinema: Martin McDonagh and Marie Jones
  2. Peter Lenz: „Anything new in the feckin‘ west?“: Martin McDonagh’s Leenane Trilogy and the Juggling with Irish Literary Stereotypes
  3. Michael Raab: The End of a Wave: New British and Irish Plays in the German-speaking Theatre
  4. Martin Buxbaum: „It’s All Politics, Stupid!“: David Hare and Mark Ravenhill’s Latest, Via Dolorosa and Some Explicit Polaroids
  5. Merle Tönnies: The ‚Sensationalist Theatre of Cruelty‘ in 1990s Britain, its 1960s Forebears and the Beginning of the 21st Century
  6. Mary Luckhurst: Contemporary English Theatre: Why Realism?
  7. Howard Barker: The Ethics of Relevance and the Triumph of the Literal
  8. José Ramón Prado Pérez: Issues of Representation and Political Discourse in Caryl Churchill’s Latest Work
  9. Heiner Zimmermann: Martin Crimp, Attempts on her Life: Postdramatic, Postmodern, Satiric?
  10. Edith Hallberg: „The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the … player“: Strategies of Conflict Transformation in Contemporary Australian Drama
  11. Reade W. Dornan: Whither Black Theater in the U.S.? Ungerminated Seeds From the Thirties
  12. Pamela Monaco: Drawing Rooms Drawing Forth Our Social Anxieties
  13. Christopher Innes: Designing Modern Life: The Impact of Theater on American Society
  14. Michelene Wandor: Feminism and Theatre Now: Continuities and Discontinuities … plus ça change …
  15. Christoph Houswitschka: (Dis)Continuities in Recent British Holocaust Drama
  16. Nilufer E. Bharucha / Sridhar Rajeswaran: Performatives, Performance and Performance Spaces

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Bernhard Reitz and Alyce von Rothkirch, eds. Crossing Borders - Intercultural Drama and Theatre at the Turn of the

Bernhard Reitz and Alyce von Rothkirch, eds.
Crossing Borders – Intercultural Drama and Theatre at the Turn of the Millennium

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001.
ISBN 3-88476-464-0, 202 pp., EUR 20,50

The volume contains the 16 papers given at the ninth CDE conference in Bad Alexandersbad (University of Bayreuth) in 2000.

  1. Bernhard Reitz and Alyce von Rothkirch: Crossing Borders: The 9th CDE Annual Conference at Bad Alexandersbad, November 2-5, 2000
  2. Jane Turner: The ‚Third‘ Spectator
  3. Angelika E. C. Keil: Postcolonial Identities: a Plurality of Experiences
  4. Stephanie Kramer: Postcolonial Experience and Intercultural Communication in Hanif Kureishi’s Borderline (1981) and Ayub Khan-Din’s East is East (1996)
  5. Mark Berninger: The Absence of the Intercultural? – The History of Anglo-Indian Relations in Ayub Khan-Din’s Last Dance at Dum Dum and Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink
  6. Christiane Schlote: Satire and Sociology: The Performing Powers of Meera Syal and Anna Deavere Smith
  7. Nüvid Mortan: Creating a Multicultural Space in Theatre: Bahar Noktasi –  Can Yücel’s Creative Translation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  8. Edith Hallberg: Shakespeare’s Macbeth Crossing Borders: Violence and Reconciliation in Welcome Msomi’s Umabatha
  9. Heiko Stahl: „I won’t answer to the name Caliban“ – Négritude and the Master Narrative in Aimé Césaire’s A Tempest
  10. Beate Neumeier: Towards an Intercultural Theatre? Variations on Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  11. Ulrike Hattemer: Reading and Rewriting Shakespeare – the Anglo-Jewish Take on the Bard
  12. José Ramón Prado Pérez: Interculturalism, Subversion and the Quest for Identity in Chicano Theatre
  13. Alyce von Rothkirch: A Welsh National Theatre? Welsh Drama in English before the Second World War
  14. Anette Pankratz: Greek to Us? Appropriations of Myths in Contemporary British and Irish Drama
  15. Stefanie Brusberg-Kiermeier: Re-writing Seneca: Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love
  16. Heiner Zimmermann: Theatrical Transgression in Totalitarian and Democratic Societies: Shakespeare as a Trojan Horse and the Scandal of Sarah Kane
  17. Stuart Marlow: Pushing at the Limits of Representation: South African and Northern Irish Challenges to Accepted Notions of Dramatic Discourse

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Eckart Voigts-Virchow, ed. Mediated Drama - Dramatized Media Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2000. ISBN

Eckart Voigts-Virchow, ed.
Mediated Drama – Dramatized Media

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2000.
ISBN 3-88476-441-7, 229 pp., EUR 20,50

The volume contains the 16 papers given at the eighth CDE conference held in Rauischholzhausen (University of Giessen) in 1999.

Transformed Stages: Performance and Media Techonology

SAMUEL WEBER: „Between a Human Life and a Word“: Benjamin’s Excitable Gestures / JILL SCOTT: Re-casting the Human on a Transformed Stage / HELGA FINTER: Theatre in a Society of the Spectacle / PAUL M. MALONE: Cyber-Kleist: The Virtual Actor as Über-Marionette / DAVID KILPATRICK: Catching Up With Gertrude: Stein’s Faustus and the Wooster Group / Margaret Hamilton: Terminal Desire: Enter Shop and The Necessary Orgy

Transformed Screens: Televison Drama

KENITH TRODD: Mediation / CHRISTOPHER WALKER: A Funny Business: Producing Situation Comedy / DEREK PAGET: Acting the Real: Daramatic Practices in Television Dramadoc/Docudrama / ROBIN NELSON: TV Drama: „Flexi-Narrative Form“ and „a New Affective Order“ / JOHN R. COOK: „Start Big and Then Build“: Sydney Newman and British Television Drama

Transformed Texts: Drama and Intermediality

EVERETT C. FROST: Contemporary American Literature and Radio Drama / Claudia Sternberg: „Return, I Will, to Old Brazil“ – Reading Screenplay Literature / JOHAN CALLENS: Sorting Out Ontologies in Mark Ravenhill’s Faust (Faust Is Dead) / JAMES M. HARDING: Historicity, the Cinematic, and Pam Gems’s Queen Christina / SUSAN BLATTÈS: The Blurring of Boundaries between Stage and Screen in Plays by Sam Shepard and David Mamet / MARTIN BUXBAUM: The Merging of Information and Entertainment – Politics, Drama, and the Television News Media in the United States / MARK BERNINGER: Children’s Games and Children’s Plays – Computer Adventures Meet the Stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays and Callisto 5

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Bernhard Reitz, ed. Race and Religion Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1999. ISBN 3-88476-353-9, 212 pp., EUR

Bernhard Reitz, ed.
Race and Religion

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1999.
ISBN 3-88476-353-9, 212 pp., EUR 20,50

The volume contains the 16 papers given at the sixth CDE conference in Leutersdorf (University of Mainz).

  1. David NATHAN: Race and Religion in the English Theatre
  2. Sigrid RIEUWERTS: Sacraments and Sacrifices: On David Hare’s Racing Demon
  3. Isolde NEUBERT-KÖPSEL: Jokers in the Pack: Satire and Metaphor in David Hare’s Racing Demon (1990)
  4. Beatrix HESSE: Race, Religion and the Group Process: The Plays of David Edgar
  5. Guy STERN: Furtwängler – the Testing of Art: Ronald Harwood’s Drama Taking Sides
  6. Heiner ZIMMERMAN: European Xenophobia and Ireland: A Postcolonial View: Donal O’Kelly: Asylum! Asylum!
  7. Merle TÖNNIES: The Codes of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ and the Manipulation of Audience Sympathy: Conflicts between the West and the Islamic World in Contemporary British and Irish Drama
  8. Elizabeth SAKELLARIDOU: Religion as Strategy
  9. Christopher INNES: Staging Black History: Re-Imaging Cultural Icons
  10. Ralph POOLE: „Learning to be Chinese:“ Postcolonial Mourning in Asian Drama in English
  11. Geoffrey V. DAVIS: Addressing the Silences of the Past: The Legacy of Race in Contemporary South African Theatre
  12. Richard CORBALLIS: Biculturalism and Multiculturalism in Contemporary New Zealand Drama
  13. Marion SPIES: Religion and Society in Contemporary Australian Drama
  14. Nilufer E. BHARUCHA: Retreating Into Tribal Mansions: Race and Religion in Plays Written by Parsi Zoroastrians in India
  15. Uma NARAIN: Crisis of Self in Dattani’s „Dance Like a Man“
  16. Martina GHOSH-SCHELLHORN: Intertextualizing Mythology: The Ramayana and two Contemporary Plays in English

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Werner Huber and Martin Middeke, eds. Anthropological Perspectives Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1998. 212pp.

Werner Huber and Martin Middeke, eds.
Anthropological Perspectives

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1998.
212pp. ISBN 3-88476-298-2. EUR 20,-

The volume contains the 13 papers given on the occasion of the fifth CDE conference held at the University of Paderborn in 1997.

  1. Werner HUBER/ Martin MIDDEKE: „Introduction“
  2. Richard Allen CAVE: „Engendering Confusion“
  3. David EDGAR: „From Babel to Pentecost: Language and Culture in the Liminal Zone“
  4. Margarete RUBIK: „The Bacchae in Modern British Drama“
  5. Stephanie KRAMER: „Imaging/Imagining Women’s Lives: Biography in Contemporary Women’s Drama“
  6. Stuart MARLOW: „Hovering Between the Post-Colonial and the Pastoral: Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa
  7. Anja OED: „Staging Ritual in Post-Colonial Drama: Wole Soyinka’s Death of the King’s Horseman and Tess Akaeke Onwueme’s The Broken Calabash
  8. Albert-Reiner GLAAP: „Anguished Human Relations and the Search for Love: Plays by Canadian Writers Brad Fraser, Judith Thompson and Dianne Warren“
  9. Markus WESSENDORF: „Richard Foreman’s Theatrical Deconstruction of the Neo-Ritualistic Theatre of the Sixties“
  10. Thomas LEUCHTENMUELLER: „The Role of Rituals in August Wilson’s Drama“
  11. Johan CALLENS: „FinISHed Story: Elizabeth LeCompte’s Intercultural Take on Time and Work“
  12. Klaus STIERSTORFER: „Life into Theatre – Theatre into Living: Dramatherapy and its Interface with Drama and Theatre Studies“
  13. Fritz-Wilhelm NEUMANN: „Cyberspace: The Impact of Information Technology on the Stage“
  14. Nicholas ARNOLD: „‚Come, and Take Away the Green Pain‘ – The Shamanic and Ecstatic Features of Trance-Dance in Rave Culture“

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Peter Paul Schnierer, ed. Beyond the Mainstream Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1997. 153pp. ISBN 3-88476-266-4.

Peter Paul Schnierer, ed.
Beyond the Mainstream

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1997.
153pp. ISBN 3-88476-266-4. EUR 18,-

The volume contains the 11 papers given on the occasion of the fourth CDE conference held in Blaubeuren (University of Tübingen) in 1996.

  1. Peter Paul SCHNIERER: „Introduction: The Marginal Theatre“
  2. Margarete RUBIK: „Fringe or Mainstream? What is Marketable?“
  3. Jale ABDOLLAHZADEH: „De-constructing and Re-constructing the Gendered Gaze in Lesbian Theatre“
  4. Guy STERN: „The Jewish Ensemble Theatre of Michigan and its American Premiere of Motti Lerner’s Exile in Jerusalem
  5. Nicole BOIREAU: „The ‚undersea kingdom‘ of Gregory Motton“
  6. Christopher INNES: „Beyond Categories (Redefining ‚mainstream‘)“
  7. Stuart MARLOW: „Revisiting Top Girls: Mainstreaming the Alternative“
  8. Reade DORNAN: „Omaha Magic Theatre: Not Corn, But Babes Unchained“
  9. Wolfgang HOCHBRUCK: „Between ‚Living History‘ and Pageantry: Historical Reenactments in American Culture“
  10. Christiane SCHLOTTE: „Other Voices: Latino and Asian American Theatre in New York“
  11. Regina KNEER: „Contemporary Black Australian Drama“
  12. Eckhard BREITINGER: „African Theatre Today: Perception and Reception at africa 95

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Bernhard Reitz, ed. Drama and Reality Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1996. 222 pp. ISBN 3-88476-201- X. EUR

Bernhard Reitz, ed.
Drama and Reality

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1996.
222 pp. ISBN 3-88476-201- X. EUR 20,50

The volume contains the 18 papers given on the occasion of the third CDE conference held at the University of Dresden in 1995.

  1. Howard BRENTON: „With Gardzienice“
  2. Christopher INNES: „The End of History-and After: The Politics of Drama Today“
  3. Tobias DÖRING: „The Real Inspector Freud: Kim Morrissey, Terry Johnson, and the Drama of Hysteria“
  4. Elizabeth SAKELLARIDOU: „Hyper-/ Sur-/Realism and the Postmodern Stage“
  5. Jochen ACHILLES: „Dermot Bolger’s Drama and the Reality of Europe“
  6. Paul GOETSCH: „Questioning Liberal Optimism: Athol Fugard’s Playland
  7. Irene NITZL: „Coping with Nigerian Language Problems in Literature: The Transistor Radio by Ken Saro-Wiwa“
  8. Uma NARAIN: ‚Theater of the Vietnam War: Reality Truer Than Experiential Fact“
  9. Peter Paul SCHNIERER: „The Theatre of War: English Drama and the Bosnian Conflict“
  10. Ute BERNS: „Political Drama and the Micropolitics of Language: Institutional Power and Individual Perspectives Creating Dramatic Realities“
  11. Jale ABDOL LAZAHDEH: „Departures from Realism: Contemporary Feminist Theatre and the Power of Surreal Effects“
  12. Werner HUBER/Martin MIDDEKE: „Biography in Contemporary Drama“
  13. Isolde NEUBERT: „The Doorman of the Century is a Transient Phenomenon: The Symbolism of Dancer in Howard Barker’s Hated Nightfall
  14. Guy STERN: „Romantic vs. Postmodern Reality: An Examination of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia
  15. Bernhard REITZ: „Beyond Newton’s Universe: Science and Art in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia
  16. Hans-Ulrich MOHR: „David Mamet’s Oleanna: The Hazards of Social Construction“
  17. Karl GROSS: „‚Games People Play‘: Illusion and Reality in David Rabe’s Streamers
  18. Christiane BIMBERG: „Reality and Its Distortion in the Plays of Sam Shepard“

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Bernhard Reitz, ed. Centres and Margins Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1995. 195 pp. ISBN 3-88476-146-3. EUR

Bernhard Reitz, ed.
Centres and Margins

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1995.
195 pp. ISBN 3-88476-146-3. EUR 19,-

The volume contains the 13 papers given on the occasion of the second CDE conference held at the University of Siegen in 1994.

  1. Klaus-Peter MÜLLER: „Recasting the World on Stage: The Freedom of Creating New Centres and Meanings in Contemporary Theatre“
  2. Martin BANHAM: „Talking Back to the Centre: Aspects of West African Theatre“
  3. Christopher INNES: „Outsiders Offside on the Inside: Sex, Politics and National Theatre(s)“
  4. Peter ZENZINGER: „Looking for a Centre: Contemporary Scottish Drama and Theatre“
  5. Nicholas ARNOLD: „American Colonisation of the English Avant- Garde“
  6. Bryony LAVERY: „‚Guerillas in the Mist: Sightings of, and Observations on, Feminists in British Theatre“
  7. Nicole BOIREAU: „Marginalising the Centre: the Case of Tom Stoppard“
  8. Martin MIDDEKE: „Fashion and the Media: Hyperreality in the Plays of Stephen Poliakoff“
  9. Eckart VOIGTS-VIRCHOW: „Pinter Still/Again Pinteresque? Opacity and Illumination in Moonlight
  10. Eckhard BREITINGER: „Derek Walcott and the Great Traditions“
  11. Rose MBOWA: „Cultural Dualism in Uganda Theatre Since Coloniaism“
  12. Alexander TEODORESCU: „New Ideas on the Teaching of Macbeth“
  13. Albert-Reiner GLAAP: „Englischsprachige Dramen im Englischunterricht/Plays in English for the Classroom (Bibliography)“

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Bernhard Reitz, ed. New Forms of Comedy Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1994. 168 pp. ISBN 3-88476-118-8. EUR

Bernhard Reitz, ed.
New Forms of Comedy

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1994.
168 pp. ISBN 3-88476-118-8. EUR 18,-

The volume contains the 12 papers given on the occasion of the first CDE conference held at the University of Siegen in 1993.

  1. Christopher INNES: „The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes‘ Polemics“
  2. Peter Paul SCHNIERER: ‚The Conventional Comedies of Bond and Shaffer“
  3. Christine DYMKOWSKI: „Questioning Comedy in Daniels, Wertenbaker, and Churchill“
  4. Eckart VOIGTS-VIRCHOW: „Learning by Suffering/Singing: Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective as a Musical Tragi-Comedy of Disease“
  5. Tobias DÖRING: „Outside In: Place and Space in Matura’s Political Comedy“
  6. Ann WILSON: „Po-Co Jest: Reflections on Comedy and National Identity in English-Canada“
  7. Bernhard REITZ: „From Loman to Lyman: Arthur Miller’s Comedy“
  8. Edith HALLBERG: „Barbara Garson’s Black Comedy Security“
  9. Christiane BIMBERG: „The Serious Business of Comedy: Return to a Complex Genre in Woody Allen’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
  10. Armin GERATHS: „The New Musical and the Ambiguous Legacy of the Musical Comedy“
  11. William BROWN: „Robert Ashley’s Comic Opera for Television“
  12. Peter GRIFFITH: „Aspects of Contemporary Theatre-in-Education“

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Wolfgang Lippke, ed. Aspects of Theatre and Drama in Britain and New Zealand Unterricht-Studium-Fortbildung

Wolfgang Lippke, ed.
Aspects of Theatre and Drama in Britain and New Zealand

Unterricht-Studium-Fortbildung 7.
Siegen: Universität GH, 1992.
97 pp. ISSN 0935-9303

  • Roger HALL: Contemporary New Zealand as Seen by Its Playwrights
  • Sarah DANIELS: Women, Marginalisation and the Madness of Writing Plays
  • David EDGAR: Public Theatre in a Private Age

With a preface by Bernhard Reitz as well as introductory essays and addresses by Wolfgang Lippke, Klaus Sturm, Frank Frankel, Agota M. Kuperman, Albert-Reiner Glaap, Nicole Boireau and Raimund Schäffner

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