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The Extras: A Thriller- Manufacturing Terror on the Stage

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dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, Judith
dc.contributor.author Imanirad, Azad
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-25T19:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-25T19:41:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-05
dc.date.created 2017-05-05
dc.date.issued 2017-05-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10489
dc.description.abstract An American film company is shooting a thriller about the ‘war on terror’ with their set located in Toronto. When the American actors fail to show, the Canadian background performers from are asked to step up and perform their roles. Chaos, trickery, and confusion ensue when two of the background performers, one an extremist and the other a desperate actor, have two separate agendas that could potentially wreak havoc on set. The Extras is a play which explores the world and consequences of typecasting Muslims in mainstream news and pop-culture. The thesis investigates how the play produces meaning with regards to manufacturing a fearful sight of Muslims, within a socio-political, cultural, and performative context. In addition, the supplementary essay will also provide insight into the writing process and explore the role of theatre as a site of negotiation and dialogue for those who are considered outcasts in society. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Extras: A Thriller- Manufacturing Terror on the Stage en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Theatre Studies en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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