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Anti-War Theatre After Brecht

Dialectical Aesthetics in the Twenty-First Century

Authors: Stevens, Lara

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About this book

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, Hélène 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. 

About the authors

Dr Lara Stevens was the 2014 Hugh Williamson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the editor and translator of a collection of essays on performance by feminist philosopher and playwright Hélène Cixous, Politics, Ethics and Performance: Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil.

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“Anti-War Theatre After Brecht provides a lucid, highly persuasive argument for the relevance of Brecht’s dialectical thinking about theatre to our post-9/11 moment. Placing Brecht’s theories in dialogue with an illuminating international constellation of anti-war plays, Stevens brings Brecht into the twenty-first century, with dazzling results.  I look forward to sharing this book with my students.” (Sean Carney, Associate Professor of Drama and Theatre, McGill University, Canada

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stevens, Lara

    Pages 1-8

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  • Performing the ‘War on Terror’

    Stevens, Lara

    Pages 9-17

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  • From Epic to Dialectical Theatre

    Stevens, Lara

    Pages 19-50

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  • Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul and Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall be Unhappy

    Stevens, Lara

    Pages 51-89

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  • The Théâtre du Soleil’s Le Dernier Caravansérail

    Stevens, Lara

    Pages 91-124

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eBook 62,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53888-8
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53887-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anti-War Theatre After Brecht
Book Subtitle
Dialectical Aesthetics in the Twenty-First Century
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53888-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53888-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53887-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 224
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