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Slowly/Hurts Given and Received

Slowly/Hurts Given and Received

Howard Barker

Oberon Books

“Barker, with witty, wicked glee, pricks the pomposity of the tortured artist.” –The Times

“Howard Barker’s new play is an ambiguous interrogation of the artistic impulse.” –Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut London


Two new plays by Howard Barker


As barbarians approach the palace of a decaying culture, four princesses debate their fate. Decorum demands suicide. But, for some, the possibility of life is all too compelling. In a culture of conformity, it may not be up to the individual to decide...

Hurts Given and Received

Howard Barker re-examines the creative life of the artist through one of his most fascinating and appalling creations. Provocative ideas, pungent poetic language, and savage wit build a thought-provoking allegory of the artist’s relationship with society.


Howard Barker is an internationally renowned dramatist, whose first plays were performed at the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since 1992, his work has been presented by his own company The Wrestling School. Barker’s theatre is characterized by its poetic, non-naturalistic form and inhabits worlds of contradiction, suffering, and sexual passion. Barker is also a poet and theorist of theatre, who’s ‘Theatre of Catastrophe’ defines a new form of tragedy for our times.

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