Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power
Edited by Nur M. Erdem, Nihal Kocabay-Sener, and Tuğba Demir
"Staging Theatrical Child-Centric Violence: Aesthetic Ownership in The Pillowman"
Matthew's contributing chapter to this scholarly collection explores the demand for aesthetic ownership when designing and executing disturbing theatrical imagery of child-centric violence. Utilizing Martin McDonagh's highly-acclaimed yet extremely controversial play The Pillowman as a well-known backdrop, Matthew's chapter explores the debates regarding the psychological landscapes of violence within theatre and storytelling, including historical theatrical practices, original uncensored fairy tales, and contemporary staged drama.
WARNING: This chapter contains adult content of a graphic nature not intended for young readers.
(2020, IGI Global, 696 pages)