The Resource Plays six, Howard Barker, (ebook)

Plays six, Howard Barker, (ebook)

Label
Plays six
Title
Plays six
Statement of responsibility
Howard Barker
Title variation
Plays 6
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Includes the plays Judith, (Uncle) Vanya, A House of Correction, Let Me and Lot and His God. Barker's radical rewriting of Chekhov's classic (Uncle) Vanya brought him more controversy than most of his other works put together. Interrogating not so much Chekhov's text as the use to which society has put it, Barker turns Vanya's defeat into victory and converts a play of sadness into a tragedy of desire. A House of Correction is a meditation on cause and effect. Set on the eve of a war which may destroy a society, the seemingly arbitrary arrival of a messenger with a vital communication sets off an agonizing train of events in the lives of three desperate women. Few works of drama can have plumbed the depths of solitude and rage that characterize Let Me, a nightmare set on the frontiers of the Roman Empire during the barbarian invasions. Biblical narratives serve as the origin of two shorter works, of which Judith is a contemporary classic of cultural conflict, a reinterpretation of the status of the heroine in Israel's war of survival against the Assyrians. In Lot and His God, the imminent destruction of Sodom simultaneously licenses the moral decay of an angel and the erotic epiphany of an adored wife
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1946-
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Barker, Howard
Dewey number
822/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Oberon modern playwrights
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  • English drama
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Plays six, Howard Barker, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781849432849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11966998
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11966998
System control number
MWT11966998
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Plays six, Howard Barker, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781849432849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11966998
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11966998
System control number
MWT11966998
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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