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

By Una Chaudhuri,Holly Hughes

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

Work through prime theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins observation via significant students together with Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s creation offers a necessary beginning for knowing and appreciating the intersection of animal reviews and function. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, type, state, and different concerns critical to the human undertaking in the discourse of the “post human,” and should entice readers drawn to solo functionality, animal reports, gender stories, functionality stories, and environmental studies.

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