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Imagining human rights in twenty-first-century theater : global perspectives / edited by Florian N. Becker, Paola S. Hernández, and Brenda Werth.

Publication:
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Book
xii, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Theater -- Political aspects.
Theater and society.
Human rights in art.
Contents:
Introduction: Imagining human rights in twenty-first century theater / Florian N. Becker, Paola S. Hernández, and Brenda Werth
Section 1: transitional justice and civil society
Dead body politics: Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani at Peru's Truth Commission / Anne Lambright
Where "God is like a longing": theater and social vulnerability in Mozambique / Luís Madureira
The ESMA: from torture chambers into new sites of memory / Paola S. Hernández
Surpassing metaphors of violence in postdictatorial Southern Cone theater / Brenda Werth
Section 2: the "War on Terror" and the global economic order
Place and misplaced rights in Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom / Lindsey Mantoan
Challenging the "fetish of the verbatim": new aesthetics and familiar abuses in Christine Evan's Slow Falling Bird / Christina Wilson
Stages of transit: Rascón Banda's Hotel Juáres and Peveroni's Berlin / Sarah M. Misemer
Migrant melodrama, human rights, and Elvira Arellano / Ana Elena Puga
Section 3: transnational publics
"Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights": transnational belonging and rights of citizenship in Dominican theater / Camilla Stevens
Theaters of Vigil and vigilance: a playwright's notes on theater and human rights in the Philippines / Joi Barrios
"The spectacle of our suffering": staging the international human rights imaginary in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul / Elizabeth S. Anker
Broadway without borders / Eve Ensler, Lynn Nottage, and the campaign to end violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Kerry Bystrom.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-269) and index.
Contributor:
Werth, Brenda G.
Becker, Florian N. T., 1974-
Hernández, Paola S.
ISBN:
9781137027092 (hbk.)
1137027096 (hbk.)
OCLC:
809561441