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Karen Jurs-Munby



Nationality:    British
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        Sports Play

Sports Play

Sports Play
Sports Play (written in 1998, original title: ein Sportstuck) is a post-Dramatic text that explores the marketing and sale of the human body and of emotions in sport. Jelinek questions contemporary society's obsession with fitness and body image and rejects the romanticized notion of sport as portrayed in today's media. She considers sport as a mass phenomenon and as a medium for chauvinism and fanaticism - sport as war. at the same time this is one of Jelinek's most personal plays in which she styles herself as "elfie electra" and mixes anger with self-irony. Blurring the boundaries between a theatre event and a sports event, this performance turns Jelinek's linguistic gymnastics into an Olympic feat for the actors and audiences alike.

Original Playwright - elfriede Jelinek. Translators: Penny Black with Karen Jurs-Munby. Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympics, Just A Must in partnership with Austrian Cultural Forum London is staging the English language premiere of Sports Play by Nobel Prize winner elfriede Jelinek.

1st Produced:
Live at LICa (Nuffield theatre), Lancaster    11 Jul 2012

Just a Must in partnership with austrian Cultural Forum London

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2012) >>>    978-1849434027


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translation - Post-Drama

Male:  4            Female:  3 doubling            Other:  -

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