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, put up Sept. 11 political panorama. Sparked via the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001, and consequently fueled by means of a chain of arguable events—the Iraq struggle, 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 the moment experiencing a surge in job. The performs during this assortment comprise The Guys through Anne Nelson, At the Vanishing Point through Naomi Iizuka, The Venus de Milo Is Armed through 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 variety from a brand new York urban hearth captain attempting to respectfully memorialize 8 of his misplaced comrades, to the voters of a hog-killing Louisville local who poignantly exemplify the bottom of the commercial obstacle, to an Arab American citizen being harshly (and most likely unfairly) interrogated via officials as a “person of interest.” even though no longer the entire performs deal explicitly with the Al Qaeda assaults, they jointly show subject matters of sorrow and nervousness, ethical indignation, alarmist self-preservation, and financial and social lack of confidence stemming from the USA’ rather unexpected shift from chilly struggle superpower to weak target.
The vigorous advent by means of Allan Havis features a short heritage of political theater within the usa, an intensive dialogue approximately how theater groups replied to Sep 11, and an informative research of the six performs within the book. a suite of dramatic fabric framed by means of this crucial old occasion, AmericanPolitical performs after 9/11 can be critical 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