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The Theatre of War: Rememoration and the Horse

  • Janet McDonald
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Abstract

This chapter interrogates the intricate and relational act of memorialization through the theatre production of War Horse in order to further explain why the use of “live” horse-sized puppets offers the most indelible, though initially unlikely, communication of the impact of war on an audience. In order to do this, it is important to consider the act of memory in the multiple adaptations of the War Horse story, the symbolic associations with the horse throughout history, and how the interconnectedness of humans and horses is critical to understanding its impact on an audience’s understanding and memorialization of the Great War.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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