Contemporary English drama has increasingly engaged with issues of displacement and migration, dramatizing the plight of refugees attempting to enter ‘Fortress Europe’. Works for the stage are part of a growing body of literary and artistic works cutting across various genres and art forms whose aim is to respond to global migrancy and humanitarian crises while countering stereotyped media representations that tend to construct refugees and forced migrants as markers of crisis. Drama becomes a powerful medium for the projection of images of Europe from the margins, as it attempts to restore humanity to refugees and “re-energize their position” (Woolley 2014: 9). As has been suggested, refugee plays function as “dramatic buffer zones […] re-inscribing alienation into the cultural and social make-up of British society” (Helff 2016:102)
Precarious lives and the refugee “crisis” in contemporary English drama: Anders Lustgarten’s Lampedusa (2015) and Rukhsana Ahmad’s Homing Birds (2019) / Buonanno, Giovanna. - (2020).
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Titolo:||Precarious lives and the refugee “crisis” in contemporary English drama: Anders Lustgarten’s Lampedusa (2015) and Rukhsana Ahmad’s Homing Birds (2019)|
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