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Module Reading List

Approaches to Theatre and Performance 2, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Mark Taylor-Batty
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

 Primary Texts (Texts for purchase)

Old Times by Harold Pinter, available in Harold Pinter: Plays Three (Faber and Faber, 1997). This text is also available to read free in the Drama Online collection.

Secondary Reading

Exiles, by James Joyce. This text will be provided in class.

 Further Reading

On Old Times:

Eilenberg, Lawrence, 'Rehearsal as Critical Method: Pinter's Old Times', Modern Drama, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1974

]Gussow, Mel, Conversations with Pinter (London: Nick hern Books, 1994)

Rabey, Peter (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter, 2nd ed., (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Taylor-Batty, Mark, The Theatre of Harold Pinter (London: Bloomsbury, 2014). This text is also available to read free in the Drama Online collection. [Consider the section 'Contours and Shadows' (pp. 95-115) and the chapter by Chris Megson, 'Pinter's Memory Plays of the 1970s' (pp. 215-31).]

Taylor-Batty, Mark, '‘Operating on life, not in it’: Gender and Relationships in the Plays of Harold Pinter' in McLoughlin, K, (ed.) British Literature in Transition, 1960–1980: Flower Power. British Literature in Transition, Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, UK.

On Exiles:

Sheperd-Barr, Kirsten, 'Reconsidering Joyce's Exiles in its Theatrical Context', Theatre Research International, Vol 28, no. 2, 2003

Taylor-Batty, Mark, 'Joyce's Bridge to Late Twentieth-Century British Theatre', in Brown, R, (ed.) A Companion to James Joyce (Oxford: Blackwell's 2008)

Voelker, Joseph, The Beastly Uncertitudes: Doubt, Difficulty and Discomfiture in James Joyce's Exiles', Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1988

On theatre making:

Boal, Eduardo, Games for Actors and Non-Actors, (London: Routledge, 2002)

Oddey, Alison, Devising Theatre: a Practical and Theoretical Handbook, (London: Routledge, 1994)

Tufnell, M., and Crickmay, C., Body Space Image: Notes Towards Improvisation and Performance, (London: Sceptre, 2015)




This list was last updated on 12/08/2021