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The Resource Theatre on Terror : Subject Positions in British Drama, Ariane de Waal

Theatre on Terror : Subject Positions in British Drama, Ariane de Waal

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Theatre on Terror : Subject Positions in British Drama
Title
Theatre on Terror
Title remainder
Subject Positions in British Drama
Statement of responsibility
Ariane de Waal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a moment of intense uncertainty surrounding the means, ends, and limits of (countering) terrorism, this study approaches the recent theatres of war through theatrical stagings of terror. Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama charts the terrain of contemporary subjectivities both 'at home' and 'on the front line'. Beyond examining the construction and contestation of subject positions in domestic and (sub)urban settings, the book follows border-crossing figures to the shifting battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges through the analysis of twenty-one plays is not a dichotomy but a dialectics of 'home' and 'front', where fluid, uncontainable subjects are constantly pushing the contours of conflict. Revising the critical consensus that post-9/11 drama primarily engages with 'the real', Ariane de Waal argues that these plays navigate the complexities of the discourse - rather than the historical or social realities - of war and terrorism. British 'theatre on terror' negotiates, inflects, and participates in the discursive circulation of stories, idioms, controversies, testimonies, and pieces of (mis)information in the face of global insecurities
Member of
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De Waal, Ariane
Dewey number
290
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Drama in English Studies
Series volume
27
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  • English drama
  • Terror in art
Label
Theatre on Terror : Subject Positions in British Drama, Ariane de Waal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Works Cited
  • General Index
  • Index of Plays
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theoretical Framework
  • 3. Home-Front Plays: Subject Positions in the British Terror City
  • 4. Front-Line Plays: Positioning 'Self', 'Other', and Other Selves in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 5. Conclusion
Control code
ocn987936876
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110515435
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987936876
Label
Theatre on Terror : Subject Positions in British Drama, Ariane de Waal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Works Cited
  • General Index
  • Index of Plays
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theoretical Framework
  • 3. Home-Front Plays: Subject Positions in the British Terror City
  • 4. Front-Line Plays: Positioning 'Self', 'Other', and Other Selves in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 5. Conclusion
Control code
ocn987936876
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110515435
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987936876

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