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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. v

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Introduction: “The Light of Dead Stars”

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pp. 3-28

When Raphael Lemkin coined the word “genocide” in 1944, he provided a name for the kind of human savagery with which he had personal experience. Born in Poland at the turn of the twentieth century, he escaped the Nazi invasion and occupation of his country, fleeing to the...

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Exile in the Cradle

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pp. 29-73

There have been two productions of Exile in the Cradle, both of which had the same director (Seta Keshishian), producer (Jolanta Izmirliyan), cast and crew (see below). It first played at the Sir John A. Macdonald Theatre in Toronto on April 23, 2006, and played again at the Fairview...

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Silence of God

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pp. 74-125

Silence of God had its world premiere at Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in 2002 (commissioned by CATF). It was directed by Jean Randich. Set design was by Markas Henry, lighting by Paul Whitaker, costume design by Daniel...

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A Patch of Earth

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pp. 126-177

The play is performed without accents. There is no definable set for this play, since most of the events take place in the mind and memory of Dra¢en Erdemoviμ. Shifts in setting are created with lights and sound...

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Maria Kizito

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pp. 178-220

This play meditates on the recent trial and conviction of two Rwandan nuns charged with genocide. They were accused and found guilty of encouraging and facilitating the murder of seven thousand refugees seeking shelter at their convent during Rwanda’s genocide...

Other Plays about Genocide in English

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p. 221

Contributors

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pp. 222-226