Staging War Stories

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This online event was open to anyone who involved in theatre, film, dance or documentary-making. The aim was to stimulate conversation between researchers and practitioners about the ways in which war is (or should be) represented in these media.

Among other questions, we discussed:

Why do we dramatize war? And how can (or should) we do it?
Why do we watch dramatizations of war?
What expectations do audiences have of war stories in film and on stage?
What challenges do writers, actors, directors and producers face when dramatizing war in different media?
What responsibilities do we have when dramatizing war for public consumption?
What impact do dramatizations of war have on how people experience, understand and even conduct it?
Period19 Mar 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSt Andrews, United KingdomShow on map