Loose Screws: Nine New Plays from Poland (Seagull Books - In Performance) (Paperback)

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An unprecedented anthology of contemporary Polish drama," Loose Screws"brings together nine previously un-translated plays by prominent playwrights who have emerged in rapidly changing postcommunist landscapes. The plays expose ways in which individual and social violence impinge upon one another, disrupt notions of a monolithic Polish identity, and try to find meaning within the post-9/11 global context.
This comprehensive collection offers an account of Polish history and politics though plays that range in subject from communism to mental illness, criminal and social violence, and working-class life and globalization. Serving as the cornerstone for the collection, Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk's "Loose Screws" examines the ways in which various psychopathologies play themselves out in the private and public spheres in postcommunist Poland. The anthology includes a substantive introduction that situates each play within its historical, political, and theatrical context.

About the Author

Dominika Laster is a lecturer in theater studies and a postdoctoral fellow in interdisciplinary performance studies at Yale University."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780857421777
ISBN-10: 0857421778
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: May 15th, 2015
Pages: 466
Language: English
Series: Seagull Books - In Performance