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Point Blank: Nothing to declare; Operation wonderland; Roses and morphine: performance texts and critical essays

Point Blank: Nothing to declare; Operation wonderland; Roses and morphine: performance texts and critical essays

Tomlin, Liz

Point Blank, one of Britain’s most provocative new theater companies, has received a deluge of critical acclaim for its darkly comic political satire and bleak metaphorical landscapes. Point Blank: Nothing to Declare, Operation Wonderland, Roses and Morphine, here reproduces three prominent examples of the company’s early work and contextualizes these plays in the wider tradition and recent history of British political theater. In addition to the full performance scripts, Point Blank offers comprehensive notes to enable a range of potential restagings of the plays, as well as critical essays suggesting bold interpretations of the interplay between contemporary theatrical performance and the prevailing political climate. Editor Liz Tomlin offers invaluable insight into the company’s dramaturgical processes that transform theoretical ideas into mythical, absurd scenarios and visually striking theatrical metaphor. Subversive and incendiary, Point Blank is forging a radical new vision of twenty-first-century theater. Praise for the Point Blank theatre company “One of the most exciting theatres around. . . . Political, witty, challenging and bold.”—Guardian “Quality theatre . . . totally compelling.”—Independent on Sunday “Explosive new political satire . . . living up to their tag as Britain’s hottest new theatre company. . . . This is incendiary stuff.”—Edinburgh Evening News     

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Bristol: Intellect, 2007

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Details

Statement of responsibility: edited by Liz Tomlin
ISBN: 1841501697, 9781841501697
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 126 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Tomlin, Liz. Nothing to declare.; Political plays, English.; Experimental theater England Sheffield.; Point Blank (Theater group); Tomlin, Liz. Operation wonderland.; Tomlin, Liz. Roses and morphine.

Contents

  1. Point Blank Acknowledgements Telling Stories: The Point Blank Trilogyby John Bull Nothing to Declareby Liz Tomlin
  2. with Selected Critical Reviews Operation Wonderlandby Liz Tomlin and Steve Jackson
  3. with Selected Critical Reviews Roses and Morphineby Liz Tomlin
  4. with Selected Critical Reviews Fantasy and Delusion: The Dramaturgy of Point Blank's Nothing to Declareby Steve Jackson Tracing the Footprints of Critical Thought: Point Blank's Work as Cultural Analysisby Liz Tomlin

Author note

Liz Tomlin is co-artistic director of the Point Blank theater company, based in Sheffield, and a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.  
 

Reviews

“One of the most exciting theatres around. . . . Political, witty, challenging and bold.”

||“Quality theatre . . . totally compelling.”

||“Explosive new political satire . . . living up to their tag as Britain’s hottest new theatre company. . . . This is incendiary stuff.”

||“Superb . . . beautifully conceived . . . a formidable set of voices in British theatre”