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Adorno and Modern Theatre

The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker and Kane


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Karoline Gritzner
    Pages 46-85
  3. Karoline Gritzner
    Pages 86-104
  4. Karoline Gritzner
    Pages 105-145
  5. Karoline Gritzner
    Pages 163-181
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 182-206

About this book


Adorno and Modern Theatre explores the drama of Edward Bond, David Rudkin, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane in the context of the work of leading philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969). The book engages with key principles of Adorno's aesthetic theory and cultural critique and examines their influence on a generation of seminal post-war dramatists.


Adorno post-war theatre Sarah Kane drama theatre tragedy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Aberystwyth UniversityUK

About the authors

Karoline Gritzner is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a core convenor of the Performance Philosophy network. She is the co-editor with David Ian Rabey of Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker (2006), the editor of Eroticism and Theatre in Theatre and Performance (2010), and co-editor with Will Daddario of Adorno and Performance (Palgrave, 2014).

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