The Drama Review

TDR: The Drama Review
Volume 49, Number 4 (T 188), Winter 2005
Special Issue: Ta'ziyeh
Guest Editor: Peter J. Chelkowski

CONTENTS

Comment

    Bell, John, 1951-
  • Islamic Performance and the Problem of Drama
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Performing arts -- Islamic countries.

Special Issue on Ta'ziyeh

    Chelkowski, Peter J.
  • From Karbala to New York City: Ta'ziyeh on the Move
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    Abstract:
      This collection of articles traces ta'ziyeh from its origins in Karbala in Iraq through its development as a serious dramatic form in Iran; its adaptation in Lebanon, India, and the Caribbean; and its debut on Western stages, culminating in a 2002 performance at Lincoln Center in New York City and a historic symposium at the Asia Society, where this issue got its start. Karbala and the relationship between Shiite and Sunnite Muslims, the origins of which are represented in the plays and rituals that commemorate the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein, have become major preoccupations of the Western media since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. An examination of ta ziyeh reveals many of the historical, cultural, religious, and political paradigms that have made Karbala the touchstone for Shiite Muslims everywhere.
    Chelkowski, Peter J.
  • Time Out of Memory: Ta'ziyeh, the Total Drama
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    Pettys, Rebecca Ansary, 1946-, tr.
  • The Ta'ziyeh of the Martyrdom of Hussein
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Drama.
    Aghaie, Kamran Scot.
  • The Origins of the Sunnite-Shi'ite Divide and the Emergence of the Ta'ziyeh Tradition
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Sunnites -- History.
    • Shiites -- History.
    Beeman, William O.
    Ghaffari, Mohammad B.
  • Acting Styles and Actor Training in Ta'ziyeh
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Acting.
    • Actors -- Training of.
    Anvar, Iraj.
  • Peripheral Ta'ziyeh: The Transformation of Ta'ziyeh from Muharram Mourning Ritual to Secular and Comical Theatre
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah -- History.
    Humayuni, Sadiq.
    Anvar, Iraj, tr.
  • A View from the Inside: The Anatomy of the Persian Ta'ziyeh Plays
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    Mottahedeh, Negar.
  • Karbala Drag Kings and Queens
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Costume -- -- Islamic countries.
    Blum, Stephen.
  • Compelling Reasons to Sing: The Music of Ta'ziyeh
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Singing -- Islamic countries.
    Dabashi, Hamid, 1951-
  • Ta'ziyeh as Theatre of Protest
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Theater -- Political aspects -- Iran.
    Riggio, Milla Cozart.
  • Moses and the Wandering Dervish: Ta'ziyeh at Trinity College
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ghaffari, Mohammad B., dir. Moses and the wandering dervish [performance]
    • Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.)
    • Ta'ziyah.
    Ghaffari, Mohammad B.
    Chelkowski, Peter J.
  • Mohammad B. Ghaffari: Ta'ziyeh Director
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ghaffari, Mohammad B. -- Interviews.
    • Theatrical producers and directors -- Interviews.
    • Ta'ziyah.
    Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock.
  • Remembering Ta'ziyeh in Iraq
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Theater -- Production and direction -- Iraq.
    Norton, Augustus R.
  • Ritual, Blood, and Shiite Identity: Ashura in Nabatiyya, Lebanon
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Tenth of Muharram -- Lebanon -- Nabatiyat al-Tahta.
    • Shiites -- Religious life -- Lebanon -- Nabatiyat al-Tahta.
    Chelkowski, Peter J.
  • From the Sun-Scorched Desert of Iran to the Beaches of Trinidad: Ta'ziyeh's Journey from Asia to the Caribbean
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Ta'ziyah.
    • Shiites -- Religious life.

Critical Acts

    Ghosh, Arjun.
  • Theatre for the Ballot: Campaigning with Street Theatre in India
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Street theater -- Political aspects -- India.
    • Jana Natya Mañca.
    • Elections -- India.
    Abstract:
      An integral part of political campaigns in India, street theatre is not restricted to parties of any particular ideology; the nature and role of street theatre varies according to different organizational structures and conditions of performance. For political parties it is a mode of reaching out to the electorate at the grassroots level; for spectators it is also a source of entertainment. The author toured with India's foremost street theatre group, the Jana Natya Manch (People's Theatre Forum), during campaigns in Kanpur for the April 2004 Parliamentary elections.
    Westcott, James.
  • Gregor Schneider and the Flattering Performance Installation
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Schneider, Gregor, 1969- Familie Schneider [performance]
    • Performance art -- England -- London.
    Abstract:
      Gregor Schneider's performance installation,"Die Familie Schneider," which took place in the East End of London in 2004, masterfully evoked family trauma and repression through its expertly evil feng shui and morose-and perverse-cast of actors.

Books

    Smalec, Theresa.
  • Over the Wall / After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures through an East-West Gaze, and: The Spectacular City: Violence and Performance in Urban Bolivia (review)
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Forrester, Sibelan E. S. (Sibelan Elizabeth S.), ed. Over the wall / after the fall: post-communist cultures through an East-West gaze.
    • Zaborowska, Magdalena J., ed.
    • Gapova, Elena, ed.
    • Goldstein, Daniel M., 1965- Spectacular city: violence and performance in urban Bolivia.
    • Social change -- Europe, Eastern.
    • Social action -- Bolivia -- Cochabamba -- Political aspects.
    Cobrin, Pam.
  • Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience (review)
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Chansky, Dorothy. Composing ourselves: the Little Theatre movement and the American audience.
    • Little theater movement -- United States.
    Martin, Randy.
  • The Art Firm: Aesthetic Management and Metaphysical Marketing From Wagner to Wilson (review)
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Guillet de Monthoux, Pierre, 1946- Art firm: aesthetic management and metaphysical marketing from Wagner to Wilson.
    • Aesthetics.
    Cesare, T. Nikki.
  • Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music (review)
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Wong, Deborah Anne. Speak it louder: Asian Americans making music.
    • Asian Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
    Joy, Jenn.
  • Bruce Nauman: Theaters of Experience, and: Bruce Nauman--Raw Materials (review)
    [Access article in PDF]
    Subject Headings:
    • Nauman, Bruce, 1941- Bruce Nauman: theaters of experience.
    • Cross, Susan, ed.
    • Nauman, Bruce, 1941- Bruce Nauman--raw materials.
    • Nauman, Bruce, 1941- Bruce Nauman--raw materials [sound recording]
    • Nauman, Bruce, 1941- -- Exhibitions.

Index

Correction
The special section in T186 on 'Bill T. Jones: Dancing & Talking" was coguest edited by MJ Thompson and Michelle Dent. We apologize for our failure to note MJ Thompson as guest editor.




[Project MUSE] [Search Page] [Journals] [Journal Directory] [Top]