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Performing Violence free pdf New Russian Drama began its rise at the end of the twentieth century, following a decline in dramatic writing in Russia that stemmed back to the 1980s. Authors Beumers and Lipovetsky examine the representation of violence in these new dramatic works penned by young Russian playwrights. Performing Violence is the first English-language study of the consequent boom in drama and why this new breed of authors were writing fierce plays, whilst previous generations had preferred poetry and prose. Since 1999 numerous festivals of new Russian drama have taken place, which have brought international recognition to such playwrights as the Presnyakov brothers, Evgeni Grishkovets and Vasili Sigarev. At the same time, young stage directors and new theatres also emerged. New Russian Drama is therefore one of a few artistic and cultural phenomena shaped entirely in the post-Soviet period and this book investigates the violent portrayal of identity crisis of the generation as represented by theatre. Reflecting the disappointment in YeltsinOCOs democratic reforms and PutinOCOs neo-conservative politics, the focus is on political and social representations of violence, its performances and justifications. Performing Violence seeks a vantage point for the analysis of brutality in post-Soviet culture. It is a key text for students of theatre, drama, Russian studies, culture and literature.

About Professor Birgit Beumers

Birgit Beumers is a reader in Russian at the University of Bristol, specializing in contemporary Russian culture. She is the author or editor of many books, including "A History of Russian Cinema" and "The Post-Soviet Russian Media." Mark Lipovetsky is associate professor of Russian studies and comparative literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written several books on Russian literature and culture, including "Paralogies: Transformation of (Post)modernist Discourse in Russian Culture of the 1920s-2000s."

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Author : Professor Birgit Beumers
Publisher : Intellect (UK)
Data Published : 14 May 2014
ISBN : 1841503460
EAN : 9781841503462
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 318 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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