PRESS RELEASE: NEW ROYAL COURT INTERNATIONAL BOOKPublished on Mon 16 Mar 2015
Royal Court: International is the first full-length study of the Royal Court Theatre’s International Department. It charts the engagement of the UK’s premiere theatre for new writing with an internationalist agenda and takes readers inside the process developed by the Court for the workshop projects it has undertaken in different parts of the world since the late 1990s. Covering the theatre’s unique programming of international plays and seasons, it highlights new writing from different parts of the globe, including France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Eastern Europe, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Columbia, Iran, the Near East, North Africa, Nigeria and India. First-hand accounts of the work appear in contributions from Stephen Daldry, Elyse Dodgson and Vicky Featherstone, and in interviews with Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Anupama Chandrasekhar (India), Dominic Cooke, Sasha Dugdale, Marius von Mayenburg (Germany), Mark Ravenhill and Indhu Rubasingham.
Elaine Aston is a Professor of Theatre at Lancaster University, UK. She has published numerous books and articles on women’s theatre and performance and has served as the Senior Editor of Theatre Research International. Her previous publications with Palgrave Macmillan include A Good Night Out for the Girls (2012) and Feminism and Theatre (2008).
Mark O’Thomas is Professor of International Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. Mark has worked at the Royal Court Theatre as a translator for a number of years and has been active in researching theatre translation and adaptation.