New Publication – March 2022!

An edited collection of essays exploring the work and legacy of the academic and theatre-maker Clive Barker. Together, the essays trace the development of his work from his early years as an actor with Joan Littlewood’s company, Theatre Workshop, via his career as an academic and teacher, through the publication of his seminal book, Theatre Games (Methuen Drama).

The book looks beyond Barker’s death in 2005 at the enduring influence of his work upon contemporary theatre training and theatre-making.

Each writer featured in the collection responds to a specific aspect of Barker’s work, focusing primarily on his early and formative career experiences with Theatre Workshop and his hugely influential development of Theatre Games. The collection as a whole thereby seeks to situate Clive Barker’s work and influence in an international and multi-disciplinary context, by examining not only his origins as an actor, director, teacher and academic, but also the broad influence he has had on generations of theatre-makers.

Methuen Drama

ISBN 9781350128484

available as an e.book and hardback from March 2022.