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Year 11 Drama: Verbatim Theatre - Sept 11

A form of documentary theatre

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Examples of Verbatim Theatre

 “Talking to Terrorists” is a play written by Robin Soans. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, England, on 21 April 2005.

“My Name is Rachel Corrie by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, first performed in April 2005 at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

“The Permanent Way” is a play by David Hare first performed in 2003.

“Deep Cut"  by Philip Ralph was performed first by Cardiff based theatre company Sherman Cymru and written by Philip Ralph. It premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. 

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September 11, 2001

YC Firefighters North Tower Hit Column 911

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Verbatim theatre is a form of documentary theatre in which plays are constructed from the precise words spoken by people interviewed about a particular event or topic. See the Glossarist.

Laramie Project




The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project, written by Moises Kaufman and members of The Tectonic Theatre Project, directed by Chris Baldock, scenic design by Janine Marshall. Act-O-Matic 3000 at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, March 2005.

Books in the Senior Library on September 11, 2001




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09/11 8:48 am : documenting America's greatest tragedy.


973.93 ONI  

The age of terror : America and the world after September 11.


973.93 AGE  

Al-Jazeera : how Arab TV news challenged the world.

Miles, Hugh.  

956.7044 MIL  

Al Qaeda : Osama bin Laden's army of terrorists.

Margulies, Phillip.  

303.6 MAR  

Among the heroes : united flight 93 and the passengers and crew who fought back.

Longman, Jere.  

973.93 LON  

Attack on America : 11 September 2001.

Williams, Brian.  

973.9 WIL  

The attacks on the World Trade Center : February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001.

Gard, Carolyn.  

973.93 GAR  

Bush at war.

 Woodward, Bob.  

973.93 WOO  

The crash of United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.

Buell, Tonya.  

974.8 BUE  

Interviews and evidence on September 11

The September 11 Digital Archive


These sites uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images.


Unanswered 9/11 questions

This website looks at the destruction of the Twin Towers from another angle, and tries to support the hypothesis that some type of explosive device in each of the buildings contributed to their collapse.

September 11 attacks

September 11 footage

September 11 2001

September 11 jumpers

September 11 song

September 11 tribute

heaven september 11

September 11 news

September 11 crash

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