Spoken word in the UK

English, L and McGowan, J, eds. (2021) Spoken word in the UK. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780367352530 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

This book is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to spoken word performance in the UK – its origins and development, its performers and audiences, and the vast array of different styles and characteristics that make it unique. Drawing together a wide range of authors including scholars, critics, and practitioners, each chapter gives a new perspective on performance poetics. The six sections of the book cover the essential elements of understanding the form and discuss how this key aspect of contemporary performance can be analysed stylistically, how its development fits into the context of performance in the UK, the ways in which its performers reach and engage with their audiences, and its place in the education system. Each chapter is a case study of one key aspect, example, or context of spoken word performance, combining to make the most wide-ranging account of this form of performance currently available.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: School of Creative Industries
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2021 20:56
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