Ethical Speculations in Contemporary British Theatre (BOK)
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This wide-ranging volume is the first to offer a comprehensive critical examination of the intersections between contemporary ethical thought and post-1989 British playwriting. After an introductory chapter that offers a vital contextualizing account of the rise of ethics within humanities discourse and establishes the internal logic of the collection's four-part structure, the subsequent chapters roam across varied theatrical and conceptual territory with discernible constellations of engagement with notions of witnessing and the 'Other', with processes of memory and the dynamics of responsibility, with precarity and Derridean undecidability, with the arguable tension between ethics and politics, and with the legacies of violence and the possibilities of intimacy. The volume's coverage of a large number of plays and playwrights, international range of contributors, theoretical rigour and original argumentation make it a key point of reference for students and researchers working in this broad field.