Plays Directory : Sports Play

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Elfride Jelinek
  • Written
    1998
  • Overview
    Sports Play (Ein Sportstück) by Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek. About the Play Sports Play (written in 1998) is a post-dramatic text that explores the marketing and sale of the human body and of emotions in sport. Jelinek questions contemporary society's obsession with fitness and body image and rejects the romanticized notion of sport as portrayed in today’s media. She considers sport as a mass phenomenon and as a medium for chauvinism and fanaticism – sport as war. At the same time this is one of Jelinek’s most personal plays in which she styles herself as “Elfie Electra” and mixes anger with self-irony.

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Connected mandy members:

Jessica Thanki
Jessica Thanki
Stage Manager
2013, Stage Manager
International Theatre Festival in Bejaia, Algeria
Delia Remy
Delia Remy
Actor
2013, Woman/Chorus
David Gillham
2013, Achilles
National Theatre Algiers
Lieve CARCHON
2012, Runner/Messenger
Matt Ray Brown
2012, Hector/Chorus
Delia Remy
Delia Remy
Actor
2012, Woman / Chorus
Chelsea Theatre
Jari Laakso
Jari Laakso
Director
2012, Assistant Director
UK Summer Tour
Jenny Ayres
Jenny Ayres
Actor
2012, Olympic Runner
Chapter, Cardiff

Alternative Names

Ein Sportstück, Sports Play Ein Sportstück