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By Howard Barker

For greater than 3 many years Howard Barker has argued passionately opposed to the deformation of English theatre by means of social realism. Insisting at the primacy of tragedy over all paintings varieties in Western tradition, his elaboration of a sad shape for our time – pointed out by way of him as The Theatre of Catastrophe – is the subject of this number of lectures and essays. Barker’s repudiation of leisure, his insistence at the sterility of dialogue in theatre, and his conviction that sense of right and wrong isn't an enough pretext for dramatic motion, mark him out as a different and provocative voice in global theatre.

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