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Anti-War Theatre after Brecht

Anti-War Theatre after Brecht

Dialectical Aesthetics in the Twenty-First Century

by Lara Stevens
Hardback
Publication Date: 28/06/2016
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Examining the ways in which contemporary Western theatre protests against the 'War on Terror', this book analyses six twenty-first century plays that respond to the post-9/11 military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. The plays are written by some of the most significant writers of this century and the last including Elfriede Jelinek, Caryl Churchill, H l ne Cixous and Tony Kushner.

Anti-war Theatre After Brecht grapples with the problem of how to make theatre that protests the policies of democratically elected Western governments in a post-Marxist era. It shows how the Internet has become a key tool for disseminating anti-war play texts and how online social media forums are changing traditional dramatic aesthetics and broadening opportunities for spectator access, engagement and interaction with a work and the political alternatives it puts forward.

ISBN:
9781137538871
9781137538871
Category:
Science: general issues
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-06-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
4.1kg

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