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By Howard Barker

For greater than 3 a long time Howard Barker has argued passionately opposed to the deformation of English theatre via social realism. Insisting at the primacy of tragedy over all paintings types in Western tradition, his elaboration of a sad shape for our time – pointed out by way of him as The Theatre of Catastrophe – is the topic of this selection of lectures and essays. Barker’s repudiation of leisure, his insistence at the sterility of discussion in theatre, and his conviction that judgment of right and wrong isn't an enough pretext for dramatic motion, mark him out as a special and provocative voice in international theatre.

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