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Journal of Contemporary Drama in English

The Journal of Contemporary Drama in English focuses on issues in contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance. It renegotiates the understanding of contemporary aesthetics of drama and theatre by treating dramatic texts of the last fifty years. The peer-reviewed journal publishes essays that engage in close readings of plays and also touch upon historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological aspects of contemporary drama, theatre and performance.


With theatrama, we want to offer young theatre makers and playwrights the space to share their work and their perspectives with an international audience. The magazine is designed in the way that each issue is dedicated to one topic. In the issue, the main article sets up the frame of the issue and the anchoring points. This framework is a carefully selected limitation of the topic for a comprehending and comprehensive discussion. And that is what our authors do; they controversially discuss their opinions, positions and perspectives combining both a theoretical and a practical layer.

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