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"Stuff happens...And it's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things."

Such was Donald Rumsfeld's response on April 11, 2003, following the infamous looting and pillaging of Baghdad. In David Hare's powerful new play chronicling the extraordinary process leading to the American invasion of Iraq, this statement provides entrée into the melee of diplomacy, political power, and terrorist vendetta still making headlines around the world. Using direct quotes meticulously culled from interviews and public appearances, combined with the playwright's nuanced reimagining of what went on behind closed doors, Hare has fashioned a historical narrative and human drama that presents the Iraqi conflict in all of its haphazard notoriety.

Stuff Happens uses a uniquely evenhanded approach to a deeply contested invasion — seen from the perspective of international leaders and journalists, as well as Iraqi refugees — and raises a series of provocative questions regarding the most heartfelt and manipulative machinations of domestic and international politik.

Review:

"His best political play yet....An exhilarating account of the genesis of the current war in Iraq." John Lahr, The New Yorker

Review:

"The most significant theatrical artifact yet to grow from our catastrophic times." Linda Winer, Newsday

Review:

"The most feverishly anticipated play in London in recent memory." Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Synopsis:

"Stuff happens . . . And it's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things."

Such was Donald Rumsfeld's response on April 11, 2003, following the infamous looting and pillaging of Baghdad. In David Hare's powerful new play chronicling the extraordinary process leading to the American invasion of Iraq, this statement provides entrée into the melee of diplomacy, political power, and terrorist vendetta still making headlines around the world. Using direct quotes meticulously culled from interviews and public appearances, combined with the playwright's nuanced reimagining of what went on behind closed doors, Hare has fashioned a historical narrative and human drama that presents the Iraqi conflict in all of its

haphazard notoriety. Stuff Happens uses a uniquely evenhanded approach to a deeply contested invasion--seen from the perspective of international leaders and journalists, as well as Iraqi refugees--and raises a series of provocative questions regarding the most heartfelt and manipulative machinations of domestic and international politik.

About the Author

David Hare is one of Britain's most renowned playwrights. His works — including Skylight, Amy's View, and Via Dolorosa — are frequently performed on Broadway.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780571226061
Author:
Hare, David
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Powell, Colin L
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.47 x 0.36 in

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Product details 128 pages Faber & Faber - English 9780571226061 Reviews:
"Review" by , "His best political play yet....An exhilarating account of the genesis of the current war in Iraq."
"Review" by , "The most significant theatrical artifact yet to grow from our catastrophic times."
"Review" by , "The most feverishly anticipated play in London in recent memory."
"Synopsis" by ,
"Stuff happens . . . And it's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things."

Such was Donald Rumsfeld's response on April 11, 2003, following the infamous looting and pillaging of Baghdad. In David Hare's powerful new play chronicling the extraordinary process leading to the American invasion of Iraq, this statement provides entrée into the melee of diplomacy, political power, and terrorist vendetta still making headlines around the world. Using direct quotes meticulously culled from interviews and public appearances, combined with the playwright's nuanced reimagining of what went on behind closed doors, Hare has fashioned a historical narrative and human drama that presents the Iraqi conflict in all of its

haphazard notoriety. Stuff Happens uses a uniquely evenhanded approach to a deeply contested invasion--seen from the perspective of international leaders and journalists, as well as Iraqi refugees--and raises a series of provocative questions regarding the most heartfelt and manipulative machinations of domestic and international politik.

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