This book explores the connection between politics and theatre by looking at the works and lives of Shaw, Brecht, Sartre, and Ionesco, providing a cultural history detailing the changing role of political theatre in twentieth-century Europe.
Margot Morgan is Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Southeast, USA. She currently serves as Book Review Managing Editor for Perspectives on Politics, a flagship journal of the American Political Science Association.
1. Introduction: Political Theatre as Political Theory 2. George Bernard Shaw: The Theatre of Bourgeois Radicalism 3. Bertolt Brecht: The Theatre of Proletarian Revolution 4. Jean-Paul Sartre: The Theatre of Situations 5. Eugene Ionesco: The Theatre of the Absurd 6. Conclusion: Political Theatre as Political Practice