By Gene A. Plunka
The Holocaust - the systematic tried destruction of ecu Jewry and different 'threats' to the 3rd Reich from 1933 to 1945 - has been portrayed in fiction, movie, memoirs, and poetry. Gene Plunka's learn will upload to this chronicle with an exam of the theatre of the Holocaust. together with thorough serious analyses of greater than thirty performs, this e-book explores the seminal twentieth-century Holocaust dramas from the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Biographical information regarding the playwrights, construction histories of the performs, and pertinent old info are supplied, putting the performs of their old and cultural contexts.
By Katarzyna Ojrzynska
This publication deals a accomplished research of the position of dance in quite a lot of modern Irish performs and argues that dance may be perceived as exemplifying the re-embracement of physically expression by way of the neighborhood tradition. the writer methods this factor from a cultural materialist point of view, demonstrating that dance in twentieth-century eire was once rather at risk of ideological appropriation and that, therefore, its use in modern drama frequently serves to speak severe and revisionist methods to the social, monetary and political matters addressed in those performs. The booklet makes a worthy contribution to present debates concerning the nature of Irish theatre, investigating fresh alterations to its conventional, text-based personality. those are tested inside of vital contexts: first of all, changes within the conception of the human physique in Irish tradition and, secondly, alterations within the angle of the Irish in the direction of their earlier and their cultural background.
By Christopher Bigsby
It is a meditation on reminiscence and at the ways that reminiscence has operated within the paintings of writers for whom the Holocaust used to be a defining occasion. it's also an exploration of the ways that fiction and drama have tried to method an issue so immune to the mind's eye. starting with W. G. Sebald, for whom reminiscence and the Holocaust have been the roots of a different fascination, Bigsby strikes directly to examine these writers Sebald himself valued, together with Arthur Miller, Anne Frank, Primo Levi and Peter Weiss, and people whose lives crossed within the bleak international of the camps, actually or fiction. The booklet bargains a sequence of stories. It units witness opposed to fiction, fact opposed to wilful deceit. It asks the query who owns the Holocaust - those that died, those that survived to undergo witness, those that appropriated its sufferers to form their very own prerequisites.
By Michelle Ephraim
The 1st book-length exam of Jewish girls in Renaissance drama, this research explores fictional representations of the feminine Jew in educational, inner most and public degree performances in the course of Queen Elizabeth I's reign; it hyperlinks lesser-known dramatic variations of the biblical Rebecca, Deborah, and Esther with the Jewish daughters made well-known by way of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare at the renowned degree. Drawing upon unique learn on early glossy sermons and biblical commentaries, Michelle Ephraim right here exhibits the cultural importance of biblical performs that experience obtained scant serious realization and provides a brand new context with which to appreciate Shakespeare's and Marlowe's fascination with the Jewish daughter. Protestant playwrights frequently figured Elizabeth via Jewish ladies from the Hebrew scripture which will valid her non secular authenticity. Ephraim argues that during the determine of the Jewess, playwrights not just stake a declare to the outdated testomony yet name awareness to the method of studying and analyzing the Jewish bible; their typological interpretations problem and applicable Catholic and Jewish exegeses. The performs exhibit the Reformists' hope for propriety over the Hebrew scripture as a "prisca veritas," the natural notice of God rather than that of corrupt Church authority. but those literary representations of the Jewess, which draw from a number of and conflicting exegetical traditions, additionally exhibit the elusive caliber of the Hebrew textual content. This e-book establishes the connection among Elizabeth and dramatic representations of the Jewish lady: to "play" the Jewess is to interact in an interpretive "play" that either celebrates and interrogates the spiritual ideology of Elizabeth's rising Protestant state. Ephraim methods the connection among scripture and drama from a historicist standpoint, complicating our realizing of the explicit intersections among the Jewess in Elizabethan drama, biblical commentaries, political discourse, and pop culture. This research expands the growing to be box of Jewish stories within the Renaissance and contributes additionally to serious paintings on Elizabeth herself, whose impact on literary texts many students have validated.
By Jennifer Haley
The Nether, a bold exam of ethical accountability in digital worlds, opens with a well-known interrogation scene given a technological twist. As Detective Morris, an internet investigator, questions Mr. Sims approximately his actions in a role-playing realm so reasonable it can be lifestyles, she unearths herself on slippery moral flooring. Sims argues for the liberty to discover even the main deviant corners of our mind's eye. Morris holds that we won't flesh out our malign fantasies with out end result. Their conflict of wills ends up in a outcome neither can have imagined. Suspenseful, ingeniously developed, and fiercely clever, Haley’s play forces us to confront deeply stressful questions on the limits of reality.
By William J. Baumol
This accomplished research is a suite of unique articles that view the present kingdom of information of the convergence speculation. The speculation asserts that at the least because the moment global battle, and maybe for a substantial interval ahead of that, the gang of business nations was once growing to be more and more homogeneous when it comes to degrees of productiveness, know-how and in step with capita earning. furthermore, there has been common trap up towards the chief, with sluggish erosion of the space among the chief state, the united states, all through lots of the pertinent interval, and that of the international locations lagging so much heavily at the back of it. The booklet examines styles displayed by way of person industries inside international locations in addition to the combination economies, a number of affects that underlie the method of convergence that turns out to have happened, and the position that convergence has performed and delivers to play sooner or later of the newly industrialized international locations and the fewer constructed nations. a lot of the research is determined in a ancient point of view, with specific cognizance paid to the list following global conflict II. the distinguished editors finish that expanding productiveness is the foremost to emerging residing criteria in a globalized industry. participants comprise: Moses Abramovitz, Alice M. Amsden, Magnus Blomstrom, David buck, Takashi Hikino, Gregory Ingram, William Lazonick, Frank Lichtenberg, Robert E. Lipsey, Angus Maddison, Gavin Wright, and Mario Zejan.
By Dharamvir Bharati, Alok Bhalla (Trans.)
It is a translation of Dharamvir Bharati's Andha Yug (1953), some of the most major performs of recent India. Written instantly after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound meditation at the politics of violence and competitive selfhood. The motion of the play occurs at the final day of the Mahabharata conflict and is concentrated on a couple of bewildered survivors of the Kaurava extended family. The ramparts are in ruins, town is burning, and Kurukshetra is roofed with corpses and vultures. The surviving Kauravas are beaten by way of grief and rage. They lengthy for one final act of revenge opposed to the Pandavas. this is the reason while Ashwatthama releases the final word weapon, the brahmastra, which threatens to annihilate the area, they do not want to sentence it as ethically reprehensible.
By Stanislaw Lem
Bringing his dual presents of medical hypothesis and scathing satire to undergo on that hapless planet, Earth, Lem sends his unfortunate cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, to the 8th Futurological Congress. stuck up in neighborhood revolution, Tichy is shot and so significantly wounded that he's flashfrozen to watch for a destiny medication. Translated by way of Michael Kandel.
By Karelisa Hartigan
During the prior century, the translation given by means of a few of the administrators staging Greek drama has diversified, and the serious reception accorded the productions has additionally altered. whereas the texts of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides stay consistent, the meanings drawn from their performs don't. The director who comes to a decision to provide a Greek tragedy within the smooth American advertisement theater believes within the skill of the textual content to arrive the modern viewers, and the reviewers verify the good fortune of the enterprise: their phrases develop into a list of either a selected functionality and the time within which it performed. Hartigan explores how drama and society engage and witnesses the continuing energy of the Greek tragedy.