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*Las entradas bibliográficas que finalizan con la palabra "Web" son de libre acceso a través de la Biblioteca de la UNED.


Bentley, Eric, ed. The Theory of the Modern Stage. Harmondsworth Penguin, 1976. (An invaluable anthology of theories of modern drama, including those of Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, E. Gordon Craig and Stanislavsky, among others).

Billington, Michael. State of the Nation. British Theatre Since 1945. London: Faber & Faber, 2007. (A historical overview of British theatre since the end of the Second World War by one of the most relevant theatre critics in the United Kingdom).

Unit 1. Caryl Churchill and Feminist Drama:

Aston, Elaine. An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre. London: Routledge, 1994. (A useful introduction to feminist theatre).

Aston, Elaine & Janelle Reinelt, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. (An illustrative collection of articles on contemporary British female playwrights, Caryl Churchill being one of them). Web.

Aston, Elaine, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. (An essential collection of articles on Caryl Churchill’s life and plays). Web.

García Rayego, Rosa & Eulalia Piñero Gil, eds. Voces e imágenes de mujeres en el teatro del siglo XX. Dramaturgas anglonorteamericanas. Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2002. (A collection of articles on the most representative female dramatists of the twentieth century in the English-speaking world, containing chapters on Caryl Churchill and Susan-Lori Parks, among others).

Monforte, Enric. Gender, Politics, Subjectivity: Reading Caryl Churchill. Barcelona: PPU, 2001. (A wide-ranging study of Churchill’s dramatic career).

Vasile, Georgiana. “The Female Voices in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls (1982): Sisters or Foes?” Anagnorisis 1 (2010): 233-259. (An insightful article on Top Girls). Web.

Unit 2. "In-yer-face" theatre. Simon Stephens:

Midekke, Martin, Peter Paul Schnierer & Aleks Sierz, eds. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights. London: Methuen, 2011. (A complete overview of the most relevant "in-yer-face" --and other-- dramatists).

Sierz, Aleks. In-Yer-Face Theatre. British Drama Today. London: Faber & Faber, 2001. (A comprehensive approach to the cultural phenomenon of "in-yer-face" theatre).

Sierz, Aleks. "Beyond Timidity. The State of British New Writing". PAJ. A Journal of Performing and Arts 27.3 (September 2005): 55-61. (A succint, though significant analysis of British new writing, with special reference to the theatre). Web.

Sierz, Aleks. Rewriting the Nation. British Theatre Today. London: Methuen, 2011. (A lucid account of contemporary British drama).

Unit 3. Postcolonial and Irish Theatre. Martin McDonagh:

Chambers, Lilian & Jordan Eanonn. The Theatre of Martin McDonagh: A World of Savage Stories. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2006. (A significant overview of McDonagh's dramatic production).

Cronin, Jan. "'If I was Irish I'd be crying by now': Irishness and Exteriority, Doyle's Deportees and the Irish Plays of Martin McDonagh". Irish Studies Review 21.2 (2013): 188-202. (This article explores the Irishness of McDonagh's plays). Web.

Crow, Brian & Chris Banfield. An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre. Cambridge: CUP, 1996. (A crystal-clear account of the most relevant elements of postcolonial theatre).

De la Peña Puebla, Esther. "Performing the Real and Terrifying Domestic Crisis in Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane". Epos XXVIII (2012): 307-322. (This thought-provoking article traces the irruption of the Gothic and the grotesque into the realm of the domestic in McDonagh's most well-known play). Web.

Gilbert, Helen, ed. Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology. London: Routledge, 2001. (A representative selection of postcolonial plays).

Gilbert, Helen & Joanne Tompkins. Postcolonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics. London: Routledge, 1996. (A theoretical study of postcolonial theatre).

Pilný, Ondrej. "Martin McDonagh: Parody? Satire? Complacency?". Irish Studies Review 12.2 (2004): 225-232. (An evaluation of McDonagh's dramatic strategies). Web.

4. American Drama. Suzan-Lori Parks:

Benson, Sarah, ed. The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays. London: Methuen, 2013. (A representative anthology of recent American plays).

Bigsby, Christopher. Contemporary American Playwrights. Cambridge: CUP, 2000. (A useful  guide to contemporary American theatre).

Guran, Letitia. "Suzan-Lori Parks: Rearticulating the Laws of Race and Gender in African American History". South Atlantic Review 76.2 (Spring 2011): 65-91. (Exploring Race and Gender in Suzan-Lori Parks's theatre). Web.

Kornweibel, Karen Ruth. "A Complex Resurrection: Race, Spectacle and Complicity in Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus". South Atlantic Review 74.3 (Summer 2009): 64-81. (An interesting analysis of the combination of race and spectacle in Venus). Web.

Johung, Jennifer. "Figuring the 'Spells'/ Spelling the Figures: Suzan-Lori Parks's 'Scene of Love (?)'. Theatre Journal 58.1 (2006): 39-52. (An insightful article on one of the most enthralling scenes of Venus). Web.

Middeke, Martin, Peter Paul Schnierer & Aleks Sierz. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights. London: Methuen, 2013. (An essential guide to new American dramatists).

Saal, Ilka. "The Politics of Mimicry: The Minor Theater of Suzan-Lori Parks". South Atlantic Review 70.2 (Spring 2005): 57-71. (Venus and Parks's theatre as seen from a postcolonial perspective). Web.

Sternlicht, Sanford. A Reader's Guide to Modern American Drama. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2002. (A comprehensive overview of modern American theatre).

Subias, Mark, ed. The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays. London: Oberon Books, 2012. (A significant collection of contemporary American plays).

Warner, Sara L. "Suzan-Lori Parks's Drama of Disinterment: A Transnational Exploration of Venus". Theatre Journal 60.2 (2008): 181-199. (The Hottentot Venus as a transnational symbol). Web.

Young, Jeff. "The Re-Objectification and Re-Commodification of Saartjie Baartman in Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus". African American Review 31.4 (Winter 1997): 699-708. (This article deals with the "real" and the symbolic substratum of Parks's play). Web.