The inevitable need to speak in order to be: On the loss of voice in two plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker

  • Sophie Bush University of Sheffield

Abstract


The contemporary playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker has shown a long-standing engagement with the themes of language and identity formation. Wertenbaker uses a range of mediumsto explore these subjects and, as one would expect, such concerns have also made frequent appearances in her playwriting. This article will explore and compare two such plays: the unpublished Case to Answer, first produced by the Soho Poly in 1980, and the more widely known, TheĀ Love of the Nightingale, first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford, in 1988.
Published
12-Dec-2009
How to Cite
Bush, Sophie. 2009. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 09 (December). Accessed May 24, 2018. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/625.
Section
Articles