SearchSkip to Search Results
- 2Climenhaga, Lily M
- 1Agorde, Wisdom S. K.
- 1Alyousef, Aksam
- 1Amoko, Apollo Obonyo.
- 1Atongi, Emmanuel Bugri.
- 1Badir, Patricia Louise.
This paper explores the theatrical staging of genocide using Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection to highlight the impossibility of understanding and fully comprehending genocide. Traditional staging methods typically use a cohesive narrative structure which limits and edits the event to provide...
This thesis examines the Theatre for Development (TfD) initiatives of UK theatre practitioner Jane Plastow in Eritrea. In particular, it focuses on the Eritrean Community-Based Theatre Project, a project undertaken by Plastow in collaboration with the Eritrean government in the mid-1990s that...
At the turn of the 21st century, the New Brutalist theatre movement dominated stages in Britain. Despite the large number of playwrights involved in the movement, few had the same large-scale commercial success as Martin McDonagh. Through his enfant terrible public persona, extreme stage violence...
Literacy in ACTion: Using Theatre to Read the Word and the World Through Critical Pedagogy, Image Theatre and Comic Creation with YouthDownload
This thesis examines Literacy in ACTion, a drama-based participatory project developed and implemented by the author. The project took place in 2009 at an alternative high school in San Diego, California, that provides continued schooling to expelled students considered “at risk.” The project...
This thesis examines Anna Deavere Smith's contribution to American theatre with regard to her life and artistic practice. The first chapter examines Smith's development of her theatrical project, On The Road: The Search for American Character with its approach to acting that emphasizes empathetic...
Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Maya: Mapping Performances and Representations Between the Tourist and the Maya in the Mayan RivieraDownload
This thesis is a guidebook to the complex networks of representations in the Cobá Mayan Jungle Adventure and Cobá Mayan Village tours in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Sold to tourists as opportunities to encounter an authentic Mayan culture and explore the ancient ruins at Cobá, these excursions...
Interrogating interculturalism: confronting the provocative theatricality of Ariane Mnouchkine and Shūji TerayamaDownload
Intercultural theatre is a highly contested form of theatre. Critical discussions over its position as a revitalizing force or a colonial instrument have raged on for almost thirty years. An investigation into two theatre directors who have often been in the spotlight concerning these critical...
In 2003, Lysistrata was chosen for the Lysistrata Project, a global theatrical protest against the United States’ planned invasion of Iraq. This thesis examines Lysistrata in its original context of the Peloponnesian War, then moves on to the Lysistrata Project in the context of American...
Multilingual theatre offers aesthetic and socio-political outlets for theatre-makers to interrogate linguistic conventions in performance as well as to challenge social identity constructions based on language. However, a polyglossic play text poses particular challenges to translators whose goal...
This thesis is an analysis of Wajdi Mouawad’s Incendies, the second play in his tetralogy Le Sang des promesses. It is the stories of multiple journeys of self-discovery taken by characters seeking to better understand their own history and present identity as it exists within a complex and...