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American Political Plays After 9/11 (Paperback)

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"This high-voltage collection of seminal political plays is indispensable reading for contemporary culture watchers." ---Jody McAuliffe, author of My Lovely Suicides

American Political Plays after 9/11 is a diverse collection of bold, urgent, and provocative plays that respond to the highly charged, post 9/11 political landscape. Sparked by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and subsequently fueled by a series of controversial events---the Iraq war, the passing and enforcement of the U.S.A. Patriot Act, and the revelation of torture and other scandals at the Abu Ghraib prison---American political theater is currently experiencing a surge in activity. The plays in this collection include The Guys by Anne Nelson, At the Vanishing Point by Naomi Iizuka, The Venus de Milo Is Armed by Kia Corthron, Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi, Three Nights in Prague by Allan Havis, and Question 27, Question 28 by Chay Yew. Though not all of the plays deal explicitly with the Al Qaeda attacks, they collectively reveal themes of sorrow and anxiety, moral indignation, alarmist self-preservation, and economic and social insecurity stemming from the United States' fairly sudden shift from cold war superpower to vulnerable target.

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Publisher Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780809329540
SKU 212929310
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0809329549
Release Date 6/9/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0282
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
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