Dramatic responses to US-Iraq war : a study in David Hare's stuff happens

Other Title(s)

الاستجابات المسرحية للحرب الأمريكية في العراق : دراسة في الأشياء تحدث ل ديفيد هير

Joint Authors

Shillab, Mithal M.
Ghani, Hana Khulayf

Source

Adab al-Kufa

Issue

Vol. 2, Issue 37 (31 Dec. 2018), pp.11-44, 34 p.

Publisher

University of Kufa Faculty of Arts

Publication Date

2018-12-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

34

Main Topic

Literature

Abstract EN

Contemporary War drama is described as a reaction to the profound suffering brought up by war that has, unfortunately, become a supreme language of communication in the Modern era.

Hence, the English contemporary political theatre has displayed unique interconnectedness between drama and politics: interest in US-Iraq war is indeed not an exception.

British playwright, David Hare, belongs to a trend of war drama that enables the world to witness the truth, trauma and the violence of US-Iraq war.

Stuff Happens subtly helps show how US coercive diplomacy manipulates other Powers to fulfill the new doctrine of " New American Century." In Stuff Happens, Hare documents the recent tragic history of Iraq in such an approach that blends the documentary with the fictional to display the events from 2000, till the actual invasion of Iraq in April, 2003.

The play traces the origins of US-Iraq war and unveils all the attempts and the procedures undertaken by Bush and his administration team to invade Iraq.

This study mainly focuses on the Power motif that characterizes the American leaders' impulses and ceaseless quest of power.

Hare’s Stuff Happens, however, contextualizes Bush’s Coercive strategy in relation to Iraq, as well as his manipulation of the UN, Blair, Powel, and other characters to help reaching his goals.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ghani, Hana Khulayf& Shillab, Mithal M.. 2018. Dramatic responses to US-Iraq war : a study in David Hare's stuff happens. Adab al-Kufa،Vol. 2, no. 37, pp.11-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-832471

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Ghani, Hana Khulayf& Shillab, Mithal M.. Dramatic responses to US-Iraq war : a study in David Hare's stuff happens. Adab al-Kufa Vol. 2, no. 37 (2018), pp.11-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-832471

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ghani, Hana Khulayf& Shillab, Mithal M.. Dramatic responses to US-Iraq war : a study in David Hare's stuff happens. Adab al-Kufa. 2018. Vol. 2, no. 37, pp.11-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-832471

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 42-44

Record ID

BIM-832471