Contemporary Gothic Drama

Attraction, Consummation and Consumption on the Modern British Stage

  • Kelly Jones
  • Benjamin Poore
  • Robert Dean

Part of the Palgrave Gothic book series (PAGO)

About this book


This ground-breaking volume is the first of its kind to examine the extraordinary prevalence and appeal of the Gothic in contemporary British theatre and performance. Chapters range from considerations of the Gothic in musical theatre and literary adaptation, to explorations of the Gothic’s power to haunt contemporary playwriting, macabre tourism and site-specific performance. By taking familiar Gothic motifs, such as the Gothic body, the monster and Gothic theatricality, and bringing them to a new contemporary stage, this collection provides a fresh and comprehensive take on a popular genre. Whilst the focus of the collection falls upon Gothic drama, the contents of the book will embrace an interdisciplinary appeal to scholars and students in the fields of theatre studies, literature studies, tourism studies, adaptation studies, cultural studies, and history. 


representation of the gothic post-Victorian theatrical performance gothic body on the stage theatrical adaptations of gothic fiction neo-medievalism contemporary British drama theatrical strategies gothic tourism gothic fan culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly Jones
    • 1
  • Benjamin Poore
    • 2
  • Robert Dean
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Fine and Performing ArtsUniversity of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Theatre, Film and TelevisionUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Fine and Performing ArtsUniversity of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

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