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theatre of fact

theatre of fact

Theatre of Fact also called Documentary Theatre, brought social issues to the stage by emphasizing factual information over aesthetic considerations. Their political plays examined recent historical events, often through official documents court records, trial transcripts and statistics.

Their work stimulated political drama in Europe and North America, and plays dealing with the Vietnam War and other such events appeared throughout the 1970s.

They cut through official versions of recent history by using the techniques of advocacy journalism and by a reliance on edited documentary sources.

 

Theatre of Fact sets out to be a form of serious comment on social & political actuality of the contemporary world,

 

reference: Encyclopedia Britanica         image: fact is not unfact – project plakats 2014

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