Blok/Eko (Oberon Modern Plays) by Howard Barker

By Howard Barker

Howard Barker’s theatre is characterised by way of its tragic scale and its distinct means of revealing the subconscious resistances that underlie obvious social unanimity, either within the sexual and political spheres.

Barker’s play, BLOK/EKO, is a large-scale drama approximately demise and its prestige on the earth. Eko, an growing old despot, doubtless on a whim liquidates the complete scientific occupation, announcing that comfort – within the kind of music – is a greater approach with affliction than medicines or surgical procedure. A gourmand herself, she is aware nice tune is itself the distillation of discomfort and so intentionally exposes her maximum poet Tot to a lifetime of crime, poverty and humiliation with a purpose to extract from him his best work.

BLOK/EKO is the 1st end result of Barker’s place of abode as inventive Fellow on the college of Exeter (2010-2012) and the most section of his Plethora/Bare Sufficiency project.

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