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The Resource Plays three, Howard Barker, (electronic resource)

Plays three, Howard Barker, (electronic resource)

Label
Plays three
Title
Plays three
Statement of responsibility
Howard Barker
Title variation
Plays 3
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The plays in this volume range over twenty years, beginning with Barker's first major work for the stage, Claw, a study of urban discontent and political impotence, developed over three stylistically contrasting acts. Its terrible conclusion marked the debut of a vivid dramatic imagination. In Ursula Barker's engagement with the pains of the past, and his way of reinvigorating ancient arguments reaches a high point in his treatment of the legend of St Ursula and the martyrdom of 11,000 virgins, where the virtues of celibacy and marriage are set against the catastrophic passion of a woman described as a 'perfect liar'. Barker's scrutiny of the body and its complex meanings is never more intense than in He Stumbled, the tragedy of a celebrated anatomist whose last dissection becomes his own. The body as a site of political and personal investment is also at the heart of The Love of a Good Man, an early work set on the empty battlefields of the Great War, where the burial of the dead becomes a pretext for private ambition as well as national grief
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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 three, Howard Barker, (electronic resource)
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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
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781849433631
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11968835
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11968835
System control number
(MWT)MWT11968835
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Plays three, Howard Barker, (electronic resource)
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
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781849433631
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11968835
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11968835
System control number
(MWT)MWT11968835
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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