Download PDF by Una Chaudhuri,Holly Hughes: Animal Acts: Performing Species Today (Critical

By Una Chaudhuri,Holly Hughes

all of us have an animal story—the puppy we enjoyed, the wild animal that captured our adolescence mind's eye, the deer the neighbor hit whereas using. whereas medical breakthroughs in animal cognition, the consequences of world weather swap and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary box of animal reviews have advanced issues, such tales stay part of how we inform the tale of being human. Animal Acts collects 11 fascinating, provocative, and relocating tales by way of solo performers, observed via remark that locations the works in a broader context.

Work through best theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins remark via significant students together with Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s advent presents a necessary origin for figuring out and appreciating the intersection of animal reports and function. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, classification, kingdom, and different concerns crucial to the human venture in the discourse of the “post human,” and should entice readers attracted to solo functionality, animal experiences, gender experiences, functionality reviews, and environmental studies.

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