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Memories of the Body
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ISBN 9781783207329
Paperback 180 pages
Published May 2017
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Widely considered one of the most innovative voices in Hungarian theater, András Visky has enjoyed growing audiences and increased critical acclaim over the last fifteen years. Nonetheless, his plays have yet to reach a wider English-language audience. This volume, edited by Jozefina Komporaly, begins to correct this by bringing together a translated collection of Visky’s work.

The book includes the first English-language anthology of Visky’s best known plays – Juliet, I Killed My Mother, and Porn – as well as critical analysis and an exploration of Visky’s 'Barrack Dramaturgy', a dramaturgical theory in which he considers the theatre as a space for exploring feelings of cultural and personal captivity. Inspired by personal experience of the oppressive communist regime in Romania, Visky’s work explores the themes of gender, justice and trauma, encouraging shared moments of remembrance and collective memory. This collection makes use of scripts and director’s notes, as well as interviews with creative teams behind the productions, to reveal a holistic, insider’s view of Visky’s artistic vision. Scholars and practitioners alike will benefit from this rare, English-language collection of Visky’s work and dramaturgy.

Part of the Playtext series
Chapter titles
‘Each Text is a New Beginning’: Refigurations of History, 3 Remembrance and Liberation in András Visky’s Theatre
Jozefina Komporaly
Barrack Dramaturgy and the Captive Audience
András Visky
Introduction to Juliet: Confinement as Embodied Experience in András Visky’s Juliet
Jozefina Komporaly
Juliet: A Dialogue about Love
András Visky
Juliet (original title: Júlia): Production History
András Visky
Juliet in Korea: A Pedagogical Perspective
Jeremy D. Knapp
Introduction to I Killed My Mother: When and Where I Killed My Mother
Karin Coonrod
I Killed My Mother
András Visky
I Killed My Mother (original title: Megöltem az anyámat): Production History
András Visky
Introduction to Porn: Code Name ‘Porn’: Political Protest and Spiritual 201 Redemption in András Visky’s Theatre
Ileana Alexandra Orlich
András Visky
Porn (original title: Pornó): Production History
Ileana Alexandra Orlich
Conversation with Melissa Lorraine
Jozefina Komporaly
‘Holy Nakedness’: Interview with András Visky
Márti Sipos
‘God’s Accountability’: Interview with András Visky
Márti Sipos
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