- Tony Kushner's Postmodern Theatre: A Study of Political Discourse
- Hussein Al Badri
- 05 October 2019
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Read & Download µ Tony Kushner's Postmodern Theatre: A Study of Political Discourse 104 Ters Tony Kushner s theatre is a pioneering attempt in this respect In Kushner s theatre there is no room for the traditional family plays which dominated the American stage in the s and s Kushner has found that there is not enough political discourse in contemporary American Theatre For this reason he writes his plays to shed special light on the politics of American society in the s the s and in the beginnings of the st centuryDr Hussein Al Badri is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at the English Language Institute of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah Saudi Arabia Dr Al Badri received his PhD in postmodern American theatre from Ain Shams University in Cairo Egypt in having obtained his Master s in Afro American feminist theatre from the same university in His research interests include modern American drama and theatre race and gender studies Afro American literature and postmodern political theatre.Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Hussein Al Badri
Read & Download µ Tony Kushner's Postmodern Theatre: A Study of Political Discourse 104 It is meant to provide a statement of the definitions and concepts central to this study such as political discourse political theatre and postmodern theatre second it offers the tools of analysis by which to read and analyze Tony Kushner s postmodern politically oriented texts Through this the book defines the major features of Kushner s postmodern theatre and explores how he theatricalizes politics American drama in the s and the s witnessed a noticeable thematic shift from the exclusively personal plays and musicals that once dominated American theatre for a long period of time to an increasing number of plays which put greater emphasis on exploring issues and uestions of socio political interest As a result of this thematic shift the predominantly private settings and familial character relationships of the traditional family play have been replaced by a great variety of public settings and non familial charac.
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Read & Download µ Tony Kushner's Postmodern Theatre: A Study of Political Discourse 104 This book is an insightful and thorough examination of one of the most prominent political dramatists in the US today Tony Kushner and his theatricalization of politics Moreover it draws heavily on Kushner s wide range of themes and techniues As such it will be beneficial for graduate students and scholars who are concerned with realm of contemporary American drama at the threshold of the twenty first century In addition the book will appeal to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of Kushner and his major influences such as Bertolt Brecht and will also be valuable for readers with a general interest in American drama This book is primarily concerned with exploring and analyzing political discourse as dramatized in the work of Tony Kushner The author s point of departure is the concept of political theatre as developed by Erwin Piscator and Bertolt Brecht This theoretical exploration serves a double purpose first.