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Description - Sports Play by Elfriede Jelinek

First produced in Austria in 1998 at the famous Vienna Burgtheater, the remarkable and provocative Sports Play is a post dramatic theatrical exploration of the making, marketing and sale of the human body and of emotions in sport. It explores contemporary society's obsession with fitness and body culture bringing into sharp focus our need to belong to a group, a team or a nation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849434027
ISBN-10: 1849434026
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elfriede Jelinek

"Elfriede Jelinek, born in 1946, is one of the most important contemporary authors writing in German and has won numerous literary prizes, including the Mulheim Dramatist Prize (on four occasions) and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004. Novels such as Women as Lovers, Lust and The Piano Teacher (adapted into an award-winning film directed by Michael Haneke and starring Isabelle Huppert) have made her internationally recognized. Jelinek's theatre plays have addressed topics such as gender and class inequality, racism and xenophobia, right-wing populism and the repression of a national socialist legacy in Austria, the war in Iraq and the global financial crisis. Lacking a plot and psychological characters, the texts work with language in a playful and musical fashion that brings out surprising truths. Widely performed, her plays' challenging and experimental nature has inspired directors to create their own postdramatic interpretations."

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