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Islamic fundamentalism

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On ...

Brenton, Howard

Brenton, Howard (13 Dec. 1942)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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...colonialists which gave rise to a private prosecution, later abandoned. Brenton is no stranger to political rows, from his anti-Tory A Short Sharp Shock ( 1980 , with Tony Howard ) to Iranian Nights , a play about the Salman Rushdie affair which tackled the issue of Islamic fundamentalism ( 1989 , with Tariq Ali ). He has often collaborated with other dramatists, notably David Hare ( Brassneck , 1973 ; Pravda , 1985 ). A prolific writer, he has written for the major subsidized theatres, the National (e.g. Weapons of Happiness 1976 ; versions of ...