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Performing injustice: human rights and verbatim theatre

Performing injustice: human rights and verbatim theatre

Derbyshire, Harry ORCID: 0000-0002-1373-1166 and Hodson, Loveday (2008) Performing injustice: human rights and verbatim theatre. Law and Humanities, 2 (2). pp. 191-211. ISSN 1752-1483

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Discusses the theatrical treatment of human rights, by reference to three British productions: Guantanamo: "Honor Bound to Defend Freedom" (2004), My Name is Rachel Corrie (2005) and Called to Account (2007), noting the use of verbatim testimony in such plays. Reviews legal scholarship highlighting the limitations of human rights laws. Considers the theatrical context of each of the plays and the ways in which they represent the status of human rights laws. Comments on the extent of theatre's practical impact on the advancement of human rights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights, verbatim theatre, plays
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 16:08
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