Utopia in Absentia: Staging Possibilities in Kirk Lynn’s WAR

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Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism, Drama, Metatheater


English Language and Literature | Other Theatre and Performance Studies


“Margaret Savilonis’ essay on Kirk Lynn’s WAR provides a final and recent example of this tension between fulfilling a progressive politics and recognizing how postmodern attitudes toward truth refuse the very concept of progress, while yet committing to the idea that the solution to this dilemma resides, once again, in local and individual responses to larger social issues…”-- p. 17


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Savilonis, Margaret F. “Utopia in absentia: Staging Possibilities in Kirk Lynn’s WAR.” In Jernigan, D. K. (2008). Drama and the postmodern: Assessing the limits of metatheatre. Amherst, N.Y: Cambria Press, 327-349.