Beyond Documentary Realism: Aesthetic Transgressions in British Verbatim Drama.
Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2021.
ISBN 9783110696691, 384 pp., hardb., € 99,95 (2021)
Verbatim theatre, a type of performance based on actual words spoken by “real people“, has been at the heart of a remarkable and unexpected renaissance of the genre in Great Britain since the mid-nineties. The central aim of the book is to critically explore and account for the relationship between contemporary British verbatim theatre and realism whilst questioning the much-debated mediation of the real in theses theatre practices.