Dr. Rabey's profound critical study of David Rudkin's drama constitutes an in-depth evaluation of this unique dramatist, re-assessed in the light of his bi-sexuality and Anglo-Irish origins.
This key study includes insights from noted performers of Rudkin's work, including Ian Hogg, Peter McEnery, Ian McDiarmid, Gerard Murphy, and Charlotte Cornwell. It is a fully authorized study with exclusive reference to archival material which includes some frank and urgent interview contributions from the dramatist himself, who is usually deemed reclusive. It is enhanced by Dr. Rabey's own experience of Wales, Ireland, and the English Black Country for his exposition of Rudkin's mythic sense of Celtic and Mercian history.

chapter 1|14 pages

Introduction: To Blazing Point

chapter 2|14 pages

Locate, Separate, Eliminate

chapter 3|16 pages

Mind-Forged Manacles and Demonic Release

chapter 4|18 pages

Stolen Future, Discarded Self

chapter 5|10 pages

A Sense of Place

chapter 6|20 pages

Stolen Flames

chapter 7|12 pages

Burning Questions

chapter 8|14 pages

Artemis Rising

chapter 9|16 pages

Sublime Monstrosity

chapter 10|18 pages

Transforming Transgressions

chapter 11|16 pages

Work in Process

chapter 12|14 pages

Indefinition of a Man