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Law, Narrative and Critique in Contemporary Verbatim Theatre

Pegorier, Clotilde and Howe, Steven (2020) 'Law, Narrative and Critique in Contemporary Verbatim Theatre.' Pólemos, 14 (2). pp. 385-405. ISSN 2035-5262

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Abstract

The present article undertakes an interdisciplinary inquiry into contemporary British verbatim theatre as a site of interplay between law, art and politics. Focusing on the example of Matt Woodhead and Richard Norton-Taylor’s 2016 play Chilcot, documenting the public inquiry into the UK’s role in the 2003 Iraq war, the authors explore the work as a space of legal and political critique, and ask how the specific theatrical and narrative affordances of the verbatim form shape its critical substance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: verbatim theatre, tribunal, law, narrative, critique, politics, democracy
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 14:18
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28073

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