Inhaltsangabe zu "Anti-War Theatre After Brecht"
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, Hélène Cixous and
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.