Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama - Contemporary Drama in English Studies 27 (Hardback)
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Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama - Contemporary Drama in English Studies 27 (Hardback)

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Hardback 305 Pages / Published: 08/05/2017
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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.

Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110515121
Number of pages: 305
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm

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