The first volume in Oberon's new edition of Howard Barker's plays, this includes some of his most acclaimed work. A forthright discussion of the role of the artist in society, "Scenes from an Execution" is set in the aftermath of the Battle of Lepanto. "Victory" follows the story of a widow seeking to reinvent herself in the aftermath of the civil war. "The Europeans" takes place in 1683 after the siege of Vienna and is a tragic meditation on the everlasting conflict between Christianity and Islam. "The Possibilities" are ten short plays that weigh the advantages of surrender and resistance in a chaotic world...