Watching War on the Twenty First Century Stage

Watching War on the Twenty First Century Stage

Clare Finburgh's original and interdisciplinary interrogation provides a richly provocative account of the structuring role that spectacle plays in warfare, engaging with the works of philosopher Guy Debord, cultural theorist Jean ...

Author: Clare Finburgh Delijani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472598677

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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What do we watch when we watch war? Who manages public perceptions of war and how? Watching War on the Twenty-First-Century Stage: Spectacles of Conflict is the first publication to examine how theatre in the UK has staged, debated and challenged the ways in which spectacle is habitually weaponized in times of war. The 'battle for hearts and minds' and the 'war of images' are fields of combat that can be as powerful as armed conflict. And today, spectacle and conflict – the two concepts that frame the book – have joined forces via audio-visual technologies in ways that are more powerful than ever. Clare Finburgh's original and interdisciplinary interrogation provides a richly provocative account of the structuring role that spectacle plays in warfare, engaging with the works of philosopher Guy Debord, cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard, visual studies specialist Marie-José Mondzain, and performance scholar Hans-Thies Lehmann. She offers coherence to a large and expanding field of theatrical war representation by analysing in careful detail a spectrum of works as diverse as expressionist drama, documentary theatre, comedy, musical satire and dance theatre. She demonstrates how features unique to the theatrical art, namely the construction of a fiction in the presence of the audience, can present possibilities for a more informed engagement with how spectacles of war are produced and circulated. If we watch with more resistance, we may contribute in significant ways to the demilitarization of images. And what if this were the first step towards a literal demilitarization?
Categories: Performing Arts

Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty First Century Theatre

Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty First Century Theatre

ISBN 978-1-4742-1316-5 Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in
Contemporary Theatre edited by Adam Alston and Martin Welton ISBN 978-1-
4742-5118-1 Watching War on the Twenty-First-Century Stage: Spectacles of ...

Author: Marissia Fragkou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474267168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading precarity as a 'sticky' theatrical trope which carries the potential to re-animate our understanding of identity politics and responsibility for the lives of Others in an age of uncertainty. Approaching precarity as an ecology cutting across various practices, themes and aesthetics, the book features a comprehensive selection of theatre examples staged in the UK since the 1990s. Works by debbie tucker green, Alistair McDowall, Complicite, Simon Stephens, Stan's Cafe, Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, The Paper Birds, and Belarus Free Theatre are put in dialogue with interdisciplinary feminist vocabularies developed by Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant and Isabell Lorey. In focusing on areas such as children and youth at risk, human rights, environmental ethics and the politics of debt, the study makes a vital contribution to the burgeoning field of politics and theatre in the 21st century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Social and Political Theatre in 21st Century Britain

Social and Political Theatre in 21st Century Britain

... Anderson and Rebecca Wotzko ISBN 978–1–4725–9220–0 The
Contemporary American Monologue: Performance and Politics by Eddie
Paterson ISBN 978–1–472–58501–1 Watching War on the Twenty-First Century
Stage: Spectacles of ...

Author: Vicky Angelaki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474213189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 369

In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens. This book critically deals with representative plays and playwrights who have stood out in the UK and internationally in the post-recession era, delivering theatre that in the process of being truthful to the contemporary experience has also redefined theatrical form and content. Built around a series of case-studies of seminal contemporary plays exploring issues of social and political crisis, the volume is augmented by interviews with UK and international directors, artistic directors and the playwrights whose work is examined. As well as considering UK stage productions, Angelaki analyses European, North American and Australian productions, of post-2000 plays by writers including: Caryl Churchill, Mike Bartlett, Dennis Kelly, Simon Stephens, Martin Crimp, debbie tucker green, Duncan Macmillan, Nick Payne and Lucy Prebble. At the heart of the analysis and of the plays discussed is an appreciation of what interconnects artists and audiences, enabling the kind of mutual recognition that fosters the feeling of collectivity. As the book argues, this is the state whereby the theatre meets its social imperative by eradicating the distance between stage and spectator and creating a genuinely shared space of ideas and dialogue, taking on topics including the economy, materialism, debt culture, the environment, urban protest, social media and mental health. Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain demonstrates that such contemporary playwriting invests in and engenders moments of performative reciprocity and spirituality so as to present the audience with a cohesive collective experience.
Categories: Performing Arts

Political Dramaturgies and Theatre Spectatorship

Political Dramaturgies and Theatre Spectatorship

... David Cameron, Michael Anderson and Rebecca Wotzko ISBN 978-1–472-
59219–4 Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain: Staging Crisis by
Vicky Angelaki ISBN 978-1–474-21316–5 Watching War on the Twenty-First-
Century ...

Author: Liz Tomlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474295628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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What do we mean when we describe theatre as political today? How might theatre-makers' provocations for change need to be differently designed when addressing the precarious spectator-subject of twenty- first century neoliberalism? In this important study Liz Tomlin interrogates the influential theories of Jacques Rancière to propose a new framework of analysis through which contemporary political dramaturgies can be investigated. Drawing, in particular, on Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Lilie Chouliaraki and Judith Butler, Tomlin argues that the capacities of the contemporary and future spectator to be 'effected' or 'affected' by politically-engaged theatre need to be urgently re-evaluated. Central to this study is Tomlin's theorized figuration of the neoliberal spectator-subject as precarious, individualized and ironic, with a reduced capacity for empathy, agency and the ability to imagine better futures. This, in turn, leads to a predilection for a response to injustice that is driven by a concern for the feelings of the subject-self, rather than concern for the suffering other. These characteristics are argued to shape even those spectator-subjects towards the left of the political spectrum, thus necessitating a careful reconsideration of new and long-standing dramaturgies of political provocation. Dramaturgies examined include the ironic invitations of Made in China and Martin Crimp, the exploration of affect in Kieran Hurley's Heads Up, the new sincerity that characterizes the work of Andy Smith, the turn to the staging of the spectators' 'other' in Developing Artists' Queens of Syria and Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin's Confirmation, and the community activism of Common Wealth's The Deal Versus the People.
Categories: Performing Arts

DNA

DNA

Dennis Kelly's play DNA centres on friendship, morality and responsibility in odd circumstances.

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1350188042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 134

Dennis Kelly's play DNA centres on friendship, morality and responsibility in odd circumstances. When a group of young friends are faced with a terrible accident, they deliberately make the wrong choices to cover it up and find themselves in an unusually binding friendship where no one will own up to what they've done. The play began life as a National Theatre Connections commission in 2008 and has subsequently been produced, studied and toured around the world. DNA is published for the first time in the Methuen Drama Student Edition series with commentary and notes by Clare Finburgh Delijani, which look at the play's context, themes, dramatic form, staging possibilities and production history, plus offers suggestions for further reading.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Great European Stage Directors Set 2

The Great European Stage Directors Set 2

The Great European Stage Directors Set 2 offers an authoritative account of the work, lineage and legacy of the major European theatre directors from the second half of the twentieth century.

Author: Simon Shepherd

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1474254160

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1216

View: 356

The Great Stage Directors Set II offers an an authoritative account of the work, lineage and legacy of the major European theatre directors from the second half of the twentieth century. Across the four volumes and the companion series Set I: European Pre-1950, it provides a uniquely rich study of the genealogy and development of a practice through focus on individual directors and the wider context and artform in which they worked. For professional practitioners and those developing their skills, as well as those engaged in the analysis of theatre practices, forms and history, it will prove an essential resource. Each volume provides substantial treatment of three major directors, with each director considered by two specialists, combining analysis of the director's practical craft with accounts of the historical, cultural and theoretical context of their practice. Links between the featured directors and other artists and directors from the period are traced to round out the picture of influences and artistic development. Volume 5: Grotowski, Brook, Barba (edited by Paul Allain, University of Kent, UK): the 'moment' and the method of Grotowski; 'anthropology' and 'interculturalism' Volume 6: Littlewood, Planchon, Strehler: refunctioning or 'translating' written text, and the development of new modes of 'post-Brechtian' staging Volume 7: Barrault, Stein, Mnouchkine (edited by Felicia Hardison Londré, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA): views on company structures; while having sometimes a politically tense relationship with their context, each comes to occupy the position of a nationally respected artist, indeed an institution.
Categories: Performing Arts

Imagining Human Rights in Twenty First Century Theater

Imagining Human Rights in Twenty First Century Theater

... stage. Jamal describes his first interrogation thus:“And then that's when I,
youknow, the kicking and all that,”buthe refrains from detailing his torture.42In
this way, ... Peggy Phelan claims thattheAbu Ghraib photographs “are operations
of war.

Author: F. Becker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137027108

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 382

There is extraordinary diversity, depth, and complexity in the encounter between theatre, performance, and human rights. Through an examination of a rich repertoire of plays and performance practices from and about countries across six continents, the contributors open the way toward understanding the character and significance of this encounter.
Categories: History

Reading Gandhi in the Twenty First Century

Reading Gandhi in the Twenty First Century

We watchhim treatthe superpower asan equal, recalling it to its highest values. ...
The authority India wielded on the world stage was lopsided, totallyoutof
proportion to its militaryoreconomic power. ... When Bushinvaded Iraq in 2003,
India remained mute,likely considering the forfeiture ofany potential contracts
inpostwar ...

Author: Niranjan Ramakrishnan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137325150

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 840

Niranjan Ramakrishnan examines the surprising extent to which Gandhi's writings still provide insight into current global tensions and the assumptions that drive them. This book explores how ideas Gandhi expressed over a century ago can be applied today to issues from terrorism to the environment, globalization to the 'Clash of Civilizations.' In particular it looks at Gandhi's emphasis on the small, the local, and the human – an emphasis that today begins to appear practical, attractive, and even inescapable. Written in an accessible style invoking examples from everyday happenings familiar to all, this concise volume reintroduces Gandhi to today's audiences in relevant terms.
Categories: Political Science

DMZ Crossing

DMZ Crossing

ous Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang as case studies, this
chapter examines both Korean states' theatrical staging of ... a museum space,
especially in regard to the DMZ and the impossibility of crossing it in the reignited
Cold War in the twentyfirst century. ... be quite similar to how spectators watching
a theatrical performance are sometimes invited to join the events taking place on
stage.

Author: Suk-Young Kim

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537261

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 380

The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than constitutional delineation. Using their physical bodies and emotions as optimal frontiers, these individuals resist the state's right to draw geopolitical borders and define their national identity. Drawing on sources that range from North Korean documentary films, museum exhibitions, and theater productions to protester perspectives and interviews with South Korean officials and activists, this volume recasts the history of Korean division and draws a much more nuanced portrait of the region's Cold War legacies. The book ultimately helps readers conceive of the DMZ as a dynamic summation of personalized experiences rather than as a fixed site of historical significance.
Categories: History

Breaking the Watch

Breaking the Watch

This figure was reduced to 65 just before the First World War , and that age was
later adopted for Social Security ... to 62 and then , in 1983 , raised the age for it
in stages to be phased in during the first decades of the twenty - first century .

Author: Joel S. Savishinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028621618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 646

Taking a sociological approach to retirement, the author, a professor of social science focuses on the lives of thirteen men and thirteen women as they make the passage from working to retirement.
Categories: Business & Economics

Genocide at the Dawn of the Twenty First Century

Genocide at the Dawn of the Twenty First Century

CONTENTS Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Part I Setting the
Stage for Genocide 1 The Cold War with ... The Kitty Genovese of the Balkans 59
6 The War in Kosovo 109 7 The War in Darfur : Genocide on Our Watch 137 Part
III ...

Author: Dale C. Tatum

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: PSU:000067899166

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 727

At the end of World War II, the international community deemed genocide a crime against humanity. Yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century it has occurred repeatedly. This book explains why genocide began to occur in the twenty-first century and why the United States has been ineffective at preventing it and stopping it once it occurs.
Categories: Political Science

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Following the series of events on the theme of " home , ” the NTS produced over
twenty productions in their first year ... a devised piece with the real Macbeth at
war with Shakespeare's myth in a battle to redefine his twenty - first century
identity . ... of theatre , it was also an exercise in nostalgia and national pride ,
recounting the history of the Black Watch regiment as well as its final deployment
in Iraq .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024020719

Category: Drama

Page:

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Categories: Drama

War Literature and the Arts

War  Literature  and the Arts

The play ends with the cast quietly , almost ghostily , reassembled on stage as
Catherine Watts , in a voice - over ... The inherent drama of the conflict it exposes
makes it both an entertaining play to watch and an effective exposition of ...
Seeing the variety of attitudes held by Americans during a significant but rapidly
disappearing era come to life on stage says much to twenty - first century citizens
about ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C083946701

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page:

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Categories: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Twenty First Century Color Lines

Twenty First Century Color Lines

The War on Terror and in particular the occupation of Iraq following the 9 / 11
attacks offered a spectacular display of “ black ( and brown ) faces in ... In any
case , transnational dramas , not domestic inequalities , took center stage . ... The
second candidate for the inaugural event of the twenty - first century in the United
States apparently moves us ... Indeed , the city had scarcely suffered for a week
when the rapper Kanye West told a prime - time television audience watching A
Concert ...

Author: Andrew Grant-Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019878195

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 504

Exploring the multiracial, multiethnic "line" for the new century
Categories: Political Science

Exam Copy

Exam Copy

The audience members (some of whom are actors with scripted lines) watch a
play break down and never reach completion. ... WAR OF THE WORLDS, by
Noomi lizuka. ... STRUCTURE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY The theatre at
the end of the twentieth century was characterized by great diversity, and the
structural ...

Author: Kathy Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: 020539390X

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Taiwan Faces the Twenty first Century

Taiwan Faces the Twenty first Century

By early 1995 , the stage seemed set for a decisive year in the evolution of
politics on Taiwan . A new election for the ... The KMT ' s leaders were no longer
veterans of the civil war of the 1930s and 1940s . Taiwan ' s party system and ...

Author: Steven Martin Goldstein

Publisher: Foreign Policy Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015041906804

Category: Political Science

Page: 80

View: 262

Categories: Political Science

Teaching Shakespeare Into the Twenty first Century

Teaching Shakespeare Into the Twenty first Century

Each group then works through the rest of scene 1 to learn what it is that the men
are standing watch (guard) for. ... in learning that young Fortinbras has a desire to
reclaim lands that the dead King Hamlet took from his father in war. ... I also make
the class aware that in some stage productions Hamlet does not delay at all.

Author: Ronald E. Salomone

Publisher:

ISBN: 0821412035

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 483

"A collection of success stories, thirty-two essays written by middle school, high school, and college teachers. In these essays teacher- authors record their best attempts at bringing Shakespeare and the student together in the "classroom" of today and tomorrow -- p. xii.
Categories: Education

America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe

America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe

From the perspective of the twenty-first century and after the end of the Cold War,
it is often difficult to grasp what the East-West ... With fascism also appearing
elsewhere in Europe, the stage had been set for major confrontations between
the two sides of the political spectrum. ... of them began to furnish the arguments,
slogans, and watchwords that were subsequently deployed in the fight against
fascism.

Author: Volker R. Berghahn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691102562

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 102

In 1958 an attempt was made to measure America's cultural impact on Europe, with the aim of determining whether efforts to improve opinions of American culture were succeeding. This work examines the triangular relationship between the producers of ideologies, corporate America and policymakers.
Categories: History

Wal Mart Wars

Wal Mart Wars

In Wal-Mart Wars, Rebekah Massengill shows that the economic debates are not about dollars and cents, but instead represent a conflict over the deployment of deeper symbolic ideas about freedom, community, family, and citizenship.

Author: Rebekah Peeples Massengill

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814763346

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 630

Wal-Mart is America’s largest retailer. The national chain of stores is a powerful stand-in of both the promise and perils of free market capitalism. Yet it is also often the target of public outcry for its labor practices, to say nothing of class-action lawsuits, and a central symbol in America’s increasingly polarized political discourse over consumption, capitalism and government regulations. In many ways the battle over Wal-Mart is the battle between “Main Street” and “Wall Street” as the fate of workers under globalization and the ability of the private market to effectively distribute precious goods like health care take center stage. In Wal-Mart Wars, Rebekah Massengill shows that the economic debates are not about dollars and cents, but instead represent a conflict over the deployment of deeper symbolic ideas about freedom, community, family, and citizenship. Wal-Mart Wars argues that the family is not just a culture wars issue to be debated with regard to same-sex marriage or the limits of abortion rights; rather, the family is also an idea that shapes the ways in which both conservative and progressive activists talk about economic issues, and in the process, construct different moral frameworks for evaluating capitalism and its most troubling inequalities. With particular attention to political activism and the role of big business to the overall economy, Massengill shows that the fight over the practices of this multi-billion dollar corporation can provide us with important insight into the dreams and realities of American capitalism. Rebekah Peeples Massengill is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University.
Categories: Social Science

Working in the Twenty first Century

Working in the Twenty first Century

Since then , through satellites , we have seen the horrors of war on our home
televisions , listened in on working conversations between two men on the moon
, and permitted sports fans all over the globe to watch their Olympic athletes
compete . Computers never were very ... One popular phrase describing the next
stage we are entering is " the post - industrial society . ” As one might expect , the
post ...

Author: Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Wiley

ISBN: UCAL:B4266118

Category: Economic forecasting

Page: 235

View: 952

Categories: Economic forecasting