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Author Colleran, Jeanne M. (Jeanne Marie), 1954-

Title Theatre and war : theatrical responses since 1991 / Jeanne Colleran
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Series What is theatre?
What is theatre?
Contents Introduction: spectator of calamities -- Five political crises: the new semiotic environment -- Turning history into happening -- The Persians -- From the ruins of 9/11: grief and terror -- Facing terror -- War documents -- Bodies count -- The spectacle of our suffering
Summary How has the media, beginning with the Persian Gulf War, altered political analysis and how has this alteration has in turn affected socially-critical art? Jeanne Colleran examines more than forty plays, most of which were written in direct response to the emergent New World Order and the subsequent 1991 war in Iraq as well as to the 9/11 attacks and the retaliatory actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. These works are drawn primarily from the British and American stage - the principal partners in these conflicts. The writers include prominent figures (Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, David Hare, Trevor Griffiths, Naomi Wallace, and Neil LaBute), work by theatre groups and artistic directors (San Francisco Mime Troupe, Nicolas Kent and the Tricycle Theatre, and Alan Buchman and Culture Project), and plays by emerging playwrights and by writers who work primarily as journalists or in other media (Anne Nelson, Lawrence Wright, George Packer, Robin Soans, and others)
Analysis Documentary theater
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject War and theater.
War in literature.
Press and journalism in literature.
Political plays, American -- History and criticism
Political plays, English -- History and criticism
Theater -- Political aspects -- United States
Theater -- Political aspects -- Great Britain
War in mass media.
War -- Press coverage.
Political plays, American
Political plays, English
Press and journalism in literature
Theater -- Political aspects
War and theater
War in literature
War in mass media
War -- Press coverage
Krieg Motiv
Politisches Theater
Terrorismus Motiv
American drama -- 20th century.
American drama -- 21 century.
English drama -- 20th century.
English drama -- 21th century.
Terrorism in mass media.
War in mass media.
War and theater.
War in literature.
Political plays, American -- History and criticism.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Great Britain
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137006301
Other Titles Theater and war