Paperback The theatre and films of Jez Butterworth /
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1408183609 9781408183601 (pbk):
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A prologue, with questions: 'The isle is full of noises ... ' -- Fairy tales of hard men: contextualizing Butterworth -- themes, genres, styles, crises and settings -- Mojo, Birthday Girl: what will happen? -- The Night Heron: a noose of briars -- The Winterling and Leavings: becoming a stranger -- Parlour Song: men have their uses -- Jerusalem: the keys to the forest -- Fair Game, The River: hunter and game -- Performance and critical perspectives -- Inconclusion: burn the plans.
Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play 'Jerusalem' has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England.
Series title: Critical companions
Extent: viii, 225 pages ; 22 cm.