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Christopher Innes - Essays & Lectures


RECENT ESSAYS

"Baring the Breast -- or 'Author, Author!'", European Journal of English Studies, 2003. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 9-23

"Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics" (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

"The Forgotten Playwright": Programme Essay for J.M.Barrie, The Old lady Shows Her Medals: Shaw Festival, 2002

"Reinterpreting Hamlet -- Images on Film", Enegkigaku Ronso (University of Osaka), Vol.4 Jan 2002, pp.200-209

"Immortal Eyes and Fearful Symmetry: Towards a Drama of Vision", Irish University Review -- Spring/Summer 2002, pp 164-174

"Science on the Stage", for British Drama in the Nineties, ed. Bernhard Reiz, Universitätsverlag Heidelberg 2002, pp.95-106

"Designing Modern Life -- The Impact of Theatre on American Society", in Contemporary Drama in English (Dis)Continuities, WVT (Trier) 2002, pp.165-176

"Expanding Dialogues: From Tribal Traditions to the Internet", Otani University Studies in English Language and Literature, vol. 28 2001, pp.85-104

"From The Front Page to Pravda -- All the News that's Fit to Stage", for What revels are in hand? Assessments of Contemporary Drama in English -- Festschrift for Wolfgang Lippke, WVT (Trier) 2001, pp.153-162

"Remaking Modern Classics" (Introduction to edited selection of essays), Modern Drama, vol. XLIII No.2 (2000), pp.248-251

"Time and Priestley's England" -- Programme-essay for Shaw Festival, 2000

"Terence Rattigan: the Voice of the Fifties", for British Theatre in the Fifties, ed. Dominic Shellard, Sheffield UP 2000, pp.53-63

"Text/pre-text/pretext: the Language of Avant-garde Experiment", for Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Texuality, ed. Richard Harding: U of Michigan Press, 2000, pp.58-75

"Avant Garde Theatre: Themes and Definitions", in The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance, ed. L. Goodman & J. de Gay, Routledge 2000, pp.70-74


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MAJOR ESSAYS

"Staging Black History: Re-imaging Cultural Icons", in Contemporary Drama in English: Race and Religion, WVT (Trier) 1999, pp.95-108
Also published in South African Theatre Journal 13 / Bayreuth African Studies 50, June 2000, pp. 21-29 & I-V.

"Modernism in Drama", for the Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ed. Michael Levenson, CUP 1999, pp. 130-156

"Indian Images - from The Ecstasy of Rita Joe to Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing", International Theatre, Summer 1998, pp. 38-47

"Dreams of Violence: Moving beyond Colonialism", for Theatre Matters, ed. Richard Boon: CUP, 1998, pp. 76-96

"After Two Wars" in The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, ed. John Russell Brown, OUP, 1995, pp. 380-445

"Adapting Dickens to the Modern Eye", for Novel Images: 19th and 20th Century Fiction on Stage and Screen, ed. Peter Reynolds, Routledge 1993, pp. 64-80

"The Dramatist's Dilemma", Modern Drama, 35 (1992) pp. 466-477

"The Essential Continuity of Sean O'Casey", Modern Drama, Vol XXXIII No. 3 (1990) pp. 419-433
Republished in DIScovering Authors, Gale Research (CDRom), 1998

"The Political Spectrum of Edward Bond", Modern Drama Vol XXV (Summer 1982) Toronto, pp. 189-206.
Reprinted in Modern British Dramatists: New Perspectives, ed. John Russell Brown, Prentice Hall 1984
Reprinted in Contemporary British Dramatists, ed. H. Zeifman: MacMillan, 1993

"The Salesman on the Stage", English Studies in Canada Vol III No 3 (Fall 1977) Toronto, pp. 336-50.
Reprinted in Modern Critical Interpretations: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, ed. Harold Bloom, Prentice Hall 1988, pp.59-75


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KEY PAPERS & PUBLIC LECTURES

"Indian Images/Cultural Connections" -- for IFTR, Jaipur, January 2003

"Squaring the Circle: Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory and Contemporary Drama" -- for University of Buckingham, November 2002

"From Broadway to Main Street", University of Toronto, February 2001 Broadcast TVO, "Big Ideas" Program, April 2001 (rebroadcast, June 2001, March 2002)

"Images of Hamlet: Text to Film", Osaka University (Japan), October 2000

"Staging America: The Image of the Future and the 1940 World's Fair", ASTR, Minneapolis, November 1999

"Crossing Cultures in Canada: Tompson Highway and Robert LePage", Inaugural Address, Institute for Canadian Studies, Würzburg Universität, June 1997

"Anyone for Cricket? Playing the Game in Modern British Drama", Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz; & Saarbrucken Universität: July 1996

"The End of History - and After: the politics of drama today", Humbolt University, Berlin: June 1995

"Critics, Canons and Sacred Cows", Wayne State University, September 1994

"Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Cabaret", for Berlin! Berlin! Program, University of Sydney: May 1992


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