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Punk rock as popular theatre

Double, Oliver (2007) Punk rock as popular theatre. New Theatre Quarterly, 23 (1). pp. 35-48. ISSN 0266-464X. (doi:doi: 10.1017/S0266464X06000613) (KAR id:1182)


Punk rock performance consciously draws on popular theatre forms like music hall and

at the Hammersmith Odeon. Oliver Double traces the historical and stylistic connections

form of popular theatre in their own right. He examines a wide range of punk bands and

Dead Kennedys- and considers how they use costume, staging, persona,

important and carefully considered as the music they play. Art movements like Dada and

with early 20th Century cabaret, punk performance manages to include avant garde

comedy act alongside anarchist punk bands in Exeter, going on to spend ten years on the

he is the author of Stand-Up! On Being a Comedian (Methuen, 1997) and Getting the

Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy (Methuen, 2005).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: doi: 10.1017/S0266464X06000613
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Oliver Double
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:47 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:36 UTC
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