Page extent: 160
ISBN: 9781849434027
Binding: PaperBack

Sports Play

Elfriede Jelinek

Translated by Penny Black
PaperBack (01 Jul 2012)

With translation assistance and a foreword by Karen Juers-Munby

First produced in 1998 at the famous Vienna Burgtheater, the remarkable and provocative Sports Play by Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek is a postdramatic 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. Sport is seen as a form of war in peacetime.

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ISBN13 9781849434027
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 160


'Often playfully barbed… It’s valuable exposure for an important voice' The Times

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