Of Playwrights And Politics

In the UK, playwrights have been energized by politics. “It is a remarkable moment for political theatre. Not only have 9/11, the Iraq war and the Bush administration energised playwrights, the acoustic has never been so good. People want from political theatre a clarity they are not getting from politicians. Harold Pinter claims: ‘We live in a country the government of which is totally discredited, in a poisonous atmosphere in which everyone is under the weather’.”