By Siân Adiseshiah, Louise LePage
Within this landmark assortment, unique voices from the sphere of drama offer wealthy research of a range of the main interesting and noteworthy performs and productions of the twenty-first century. yet what makes the drama of the recent millenium so targeted? Which occasions, issues, shifts, and paradigms are marking its levels? Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What occurs Now creates a extensive, conscientiously serious framework for impending the drama of this era, together with its kinds, playwrights, businesses, associations, collaborative tasks, and administrators. the gathering has a intentionally British bent, studying demonstrated playwrights – comparable to Churchill, Brenton, and Hare – along a brand new iteration of writers – together with Stephens, Prebble, Kirkwood, Bartlett, and Kelly. concurrently overseas in scope, it engages with major new paintings from the U.S., Japan, India, Australia, and the Netherlands, to mirror a twenty-first century context that's essentially globalized. The volume’s relevant topics – the monetary drawback, austerity, weather switch, new kinds of individual, migration, classification, race and gender, cultural politics and problems with nationhood – are mediated via clean, state-of-the-art perspectives.