5. Imagining the Crisis in Drama and Poetry

  1. Richard Gray

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395860.ch5

After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11

After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11

How to Cite

Gray, R. (2011) Imagining the Crisis in Drama and Poetry, in After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395860.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657928

Online ISBN: 9781444395860

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Keywords:

  • imagining, crisis in drama and poetry;
  • drama, plays written after terrorist attacks - therapeutic strategy with the investigative;
  • television mini-series, Path to 9/11 - blame for failure to realize dangers, militant Islam, and Osama bin Laden;
  • Omnium Gatherum, by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten - more on speech than action;
  • drama as therapy, propaganda - drama as ritual or spectacle, democratic forum or hybrid;
  • hybridizing of art, taking many forms since 9/11;
  • In the Shadow of No Towers, Art Spiegelman - “that faultline where World History and Personal History collide”;
  • The Guys, by Anne Nelson - conceived as a staged reading;
  • Recent Tragic Events, critical moments - Are we in control of events or do events control us;
  • Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi - and The God of Hell, by Sam Shepard - focus shifting to “war on terror”