By Allan Havis,Kia Corthron,Anne Nelson,Chay Yew,Yussef El Guindi,Naomi Iizuka
American Political performs after 9/11 is a various selection of daring, pressing, and provocative performs that reply to the hugely charged, publish Sept. 11 political panorama. Sparked by way of the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001, and therefore fueled via a sequence of debatable events—the Iraq warfare, the passing and enforcement of the U.S.A. Patriot Act, and the revelation of torture and different scandals on the Abu Ghraib prison—American political theater is at present experiencing a surge in job. The performs during this assortment comprise The Guys by way of Anne Nelson, At the Vanishing Point through Naomi Iizuka, The Venus de Milo Is Armed via Kia Corthron, Back of the Throat via Yusseff El Guindi, Three Nights in Prague via Allan Havis, and Question 27, query 28 by way of Chay Yew.
The characters diversity from a brand new York urban fireplace captain attempting to respectfully memorialize 8 of his misplaced comrades, to the electorate of a hog-killing Louisville local who poignantly exemplify the bottom of the commercial quandary, to an Arab American citizen being harshly (and probably unfairly) interrogated through officials as a “person of interest.” even though now not the entire performs deal explicitly with the Al Qaeda assaults, they jointly display subject matters of sorrow and nervousness, ethical indignation, alarmist self-preservation, and monetary and social lack of confidence stemming from the U.S.’ rather surprising shift from chilly warfare superpower to weak target.
The full of life advent by means of Allan Havis incorporates a short heritage of political theater within the usa, an intensive dialogue approximately how theater groups answered to September 11, and an informative research of the six performs within the book. a suite of dramatic fabric framed through this crucial historic occasion, AmericanPolitical performs after 9/11 may be vital for theater and cultural reviews students and students.
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American Political Plays after 9/11 (Theater in the Americas) by Allan Havis,Kia Corthron,Anne Nelson,Chay Yew,Yussef El Guindi,Naomi Iizuka