CDE Studies 08

Bernhard Reitz, Heiko Stahl (Eds.)
What Revels are in Hand? Assessments of Contemporary Drama in English in Honour of Wolfgang Lippke

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001.
ISBN 3-88476-462-4, 370pp., EUR 33,-

The members of CDE and his friends dedicate this volume to Wolfgang Lippke in respectful, grateful, and affectionate acknowledgement, of his commitment to the society he founded and of the invaluable contribution he has made to the cross-cultural dialogue of all those who share an interest in drama in English.

Table of Contents:

Drama as Enlightenment – Theatre as an Event:
Wolfgang Lippke and the Performing Arts

M. A. Frankel (Berlin)
„He who can, does …“: The CDE, the British Council, and Wolfgang Lippke

Howard Brenton (London)
„Had I as many souls as there be stars“:
Christopher Marlowe and Us

David Edgar (Birmingham)
The Canon, the Comtemporary and the New

John Arden (Galway)
A Playwright from Germany: A Soldier from Ireland

Thomas Kilroy (Kilmaine)
The Wildean Triangle

Nicholas Arnold (Leicester)
Returning to Our Muttons

Martin Banham (Leeds)
Playing the Space: Ola Rotimi’s Stagecraft

Max Stafford-Clark (London)
Rita, Sue and Bob Too / A State Affair

Nicole Boireau (Metz)
Pushing the Boundaries: A Spectator’s Table

Klaus Peter Müller (Stuttgart)
British Theatre in the 1980s and 1990s: Forms of Hope and Despair, Violence and Love

Bernhard Reitz (Mainz)
Fringe Prophecies and Subsidized Warnings:
Political Theatre in the Thatcher Era

Margarete Rubik (Vienna)
Saying the Unspeakable: Realism and Metaphor in the Depiction of Torture

Peter Paul Schnierer (Tübingen)
Hyperdrama – Prototypes, Current Practice, Problems

Christopher Innes (Toronto)
From theFront Page to Pravda:
Alle the News that’s Fit to Stage

Martin Middeke (Augsburg)
Metadrama and/as (Cultural) Evolution:
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s After Darwin

Elizabeth Sakellaridou (Thessaloniki)
Adrienne Kennedy:
Odd-Woman-Out of Postmodernist Poetics

Heiko Stahl (Mainz)
Harold Pinter and Family Therapy:
A Systemic Approach to Character Constellations in The Lover, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes

Eckart Voigts-Virchow (Giessen)
Sarah Kane, a Late Modernist:
Intertextuality and Montage in the Broken Images of Crave (1998)

Heiner Zimmermann (Heidelberg)
Howard Barker’s Brecht or Brecht as Whipping Boy

Albert-Reiner Glaap (Düsseldorf)
New Voices in Canada: Contemporary Plays by Three First Nations Authors

Nilufer E. Bharucha (Mumbai)
From Macaulay’s Minute to the Millennium:
An Overview of Indian Drama in English

Uma Narain (Lucknow)
To the Heart of the Matter

Sridhar Rajeswaran (Hodeidah, Yemen)
Waltzing Across the Tigthrope

Uwe Böker (Dresden)
The Utopian Drama and Science Fiction Play

Peter Zenzinger (Berlin)
A Bibliography of Drama Criticism, 1990-2000