Back to the Future: Gendering the Economy in Twenty-First-Century Drama

  • Louise Owen


Taking theatrical responses to the financial crisis of 2007–8 as a prompt, Owen examines the mediation of neoliberal economic transformation in four plays – David Eldridge’s Market Boy (2006), Dennis Kelly’s Love and Money (2006), Lucy Prebble’s Enron (2009) and David Hare’s The Power of Yes (2009) – two of which were developed before the emergence of the crisis. Through a close analysis of the plays on the page and in performance, she theorizes the plays’ shared recourse to constructs of gender and sexuality to dramatize economic concerns.


Theatre Neoliberalism Gender Sexuality Identity Finance Crisis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louise Owen
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  1. 1.Department of English and Humanities, School of Arts, Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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