Watching War on the Twenty-First Century Stage: Spectacles of Conflict

Author:   Clare Finburgh (University of Kent UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781350099418


Pages:   376
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Clare Finburgh (University of Kent UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Methuen Drama
ISBN:  

9781350099418


ISBN 10:   1350099414
Pages:   376
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Illustrations By Way of an Introduction 1. War and/as Spectacle 2. Helmets: Soldiering as Spectacle 3. Headscarves: `Terrorism' as Spectacle 4. Hoods: Human Rights Abuses Omitted from Spectacle Conclusion. `Violence without Violence' Bibliography Index

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Exploring a gamut of works and issues, from the challenges of realism, to the use of documentary theater produced verbatim from transcripts, to the challenge of not staging victimhood while giving voice to victims, this volume fills a gap in the literature. Summing Up: Recommended. * CHOICE *


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Clare Finburgh is an academic in the department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Her research focuses on French, Francophone and UK contemporary performance, notably innovations in French modern and contemporary playwriting and directing; and representations of conflict in UK theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011) and co-edited Genet Politics and Performance (2006), Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011) and Rethinking Absurdist Theatre: Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015).

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