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The new war plays : from Kane to Harris, Julia Boll

Label
The new war plays : from Kane to Harris
Title
The new war plays
Title remainder
from Kane to Harris
Statement of responsibility
Julia Boll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How can war be represented on stage? How does the theatre examine the structures leading to violence and war and explore their transformation of societies? Springing from the discussion about 'New Wars' in the age of globalisation, this study demonstrates how these 'New Wars' bring forth new plays about war. These plays examine the state of war in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century by introducing the traits of the New Wars and the state of exception as crucial frames of reference. Exposing the homo sacer as one of the remaining taboos of our stages and the political taboo of our society, they attempt to find the truth about war in testimonies that nurse western society's vicarious and actual traumas, and reveal the 'war palimpsest' on stage by demonstrating how the New Wars are underwritten by the Thirty-Years War and ancient warfare. Looking at well-known plays such as Sarah Kane's Blasted, Caryl Churchill's Far Away and Gregory Burke's Black Watch, Boll also discusses works such as Zinnie Harris's war trilogy Midwinter, Solstice and Fall, David Greig's Dunsinane and Elfriede Jelinek's Bambiland"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boll, Julia
Dewey number
822/.92093581
Index
index present
LC call number
PR744.W37
LC item number
B65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • War in literature
  • War and literature
  • DRAMA / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
  • English drama
  • Literature
  • War
  • War and literature
  • Great Britain
Label
The new war plays : from Kane to Harris, Julia Boll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. War -- 2. Taboo -- 3. Testimony -- 4. Palimpsest -- Conclusion
Control code
848162853
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781137330017
Lccn
2013043896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)848162853
Label
The new war plays : from Kane to Harris, Julia Boll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. War -- 2. Taboo -- 3. Testimony -- 4. Palimpsest -- Conclusion
Control code
848162853
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781137330017
Lccn
2013043896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)848162853

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