Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745338514 Will Publish September 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338521 Will Publish September 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Scenes from the Revolution

Making Political Theatre 1968-2019

Edited by Kim Wiltshire, Billy Cowan and James Harkar

Scenes from the Revolution

Edited by Kim Wiltshire, Billy Cowan and James Harkar

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745338514 Will Publish September 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338521 Will Publish September 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Political theater thrives on turbulence. Transmuting Brexit, Trump, and impending ecological disaster into a potent, dramatic art form, its practitioners hold a mirror up to our society, wielding the power to entertain, shock, and discomfit.
            Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of radical theater in Britain. Beginning with a short history of pre-1968 political theater—covering Brecht, Joan Littlewood, and Ewan McColl—the editors move on to explore agit-prop, working-class, youth, community, POC, women’s, and LGBTQ theater. Comprehensive in scope, and featuring many of the leading voices in the field today, as well as “lost” scripts from the radical theater companies of the past, Scenes from the Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in politics in the arts.
 
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