Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance

Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance

by D. Soyini Madison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521519225

ISBN-13: 9780521519229

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Each volume in the Theatre and Performance Theory series introduces a key issue about theatre's role in culture. Specially written for student and a wide readership, each book uses case studies to guide readers into today's pressing debates in theatre and performance studies. Topics include contemporary theatrical practices; historiography; interdisciplinary

Overview

Each volume in the Theatre and Performance Theory series introduces a key issue about theatre's role in culture. Specially written for student and a wide readership, each book uses case studies to guide readers into today's pressing debates in theatre and performance studies. Topics include contemporary theatrical practices; historiography; interdisciplinary approaches to making theatre; and the choices and consequences of how theatre is studied, among other areas of investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521519229
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Theatre and Performance Theory Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Act I Is it a human being or a girl? 34

Scene 1 Watching So Minutes 34

Scene 2 Deep particularities 60

Scene 3 Klikor, the sage, and the chief 67

Scene 4 Graduation day 86

Act II Water rites/rights 97

Scene 1 "Then do it!" 97

Scene 2 The sense of being present 124

Scene 3 The aim to provoke 139

Scene 4 Who am I in all this? 148

Act III Acts of activism 157

Scene 1 The white girl upstairs 157

Scene 2 Don't cry, wail 172

Scene 3 I am an activist 187

Scene 4 Narrating Theatre for Development 201

Epilogue 224

Appendices: Scripts 229

Appendix 1 Is it a human being or a girl? 231

Appendix 2 Water rites 268

Bibliography 305

Index 318

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