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date: 19 November 2019

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This essay examines the complex nature of political drama. It offers arguments against Christopher Hart’s criticism on Caryl Churchill’s play Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza and explains that the playwright sometimes abandons the traditional bourgeois play format to capture differing reactions to the war experience. It also considers Lynn Nottage’s Ruined to show the continued vibrancy of political theatre when directed at such places of conflict as central Africa.

Keywords: political drama, Christopher Hart, Caryl Churchill, Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza, war experience, Lynn Nottage, Ruined, central Africa

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