American Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism
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American Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism : Break of Noon; 7/11; Omnium Gatherum; Columbinus; Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

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This powerful anthology brings together reflective and raw plays by American playwrights surrounding the psychic and political boundaries of the many faces and shadows of terrorism.

Allan Havis's introduction addresses a variety of terrorism cases from the last 25 years, examines several theories of the root causes of modern terrors, and underscores how theatre forms a unique contour to social and philosophical thought on terrorism.

With a foreword from Robert Brustein, the anthology features:

Break of Noon by Neil LaBute
7/11 by Kia Corthron
Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
Columbinus by PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Combined
  • 1350044369
  • 9781350044364
  • 54,800

Table of contents

Foreword by Robert Brustein
Introduction by Allan Havis

Break of Noon by Neil LaBute
7/11 by Kia Corthron
Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gestern-Vassilaros
Columbinus by PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang
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About Neil LaBute

Allan Havis is Professor of Theatre and Provost Emeritus of Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego, USA. He is the author of nineteen full-length published plays, which have been produced at many of the nation's leading playhouses.
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