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ISBN: 9781849434027 - Sports Play
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Sports Play

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Elfriede Jelinek

ISBN: 9781849434027
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd

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English translation of Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek's Sports Play, a provocative postdramatic theatrical exploration of sport as a form of war. First produced in Vienna in 1998, this English version was produced in the UK to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics, and has subsequently toured internationally.





"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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