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dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Stuart Byron
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Alex
dc.date.available2018-12-02T22:42:53Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.citationWilson, A. (2018). Fog of War: British theatrical responses to the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an ‘exceptional’ political environment (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8699en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8699
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the “post-truth” political environment through a retroactive exploration of issues surrounding the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and how these were depicted on the British stage. By presenting “post-truth” politics as an extension of Giorgio Agamben's theories on the “State of Exception”, this thesis aims to analyse how political theatremakers have attempted to depict and critique political exceptionalism on stage. A second field of enquiry is to examine how these theatremakers differentiate their representation and how they disseminate “truth” from the ‘exceptional’ institutions that they intend to critique. The plays specifically covered in this survey include David Hare’s Stuff Happens, Richard Norton-Taylor’s Justifying War and Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectGiorgio Agamben
dc.subjectTheatre
dc.subjectPolitical Theatre
dc.subjectCaryl Churchill
dc.subjectRichard Norton-Taylor
dc.subjectDavid Hare
dc.subject2003 Invasion of Iraq
dc.subjectState of Exception
dc.subjectPost-truth
dc.subjectMediation
dc.subjectRepresentation
dc.subjectVerbatim Theatre
dc.titleFog of War: British theatrical responses to the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an "exceptional" political environment
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-12-02T09:07:39Z
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thesis.degree.disciplineDepartment of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.evidence.presentYes
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