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
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.
Schneider, Gregor, 1969- Familie Schneider [performance]
Performance art -- England -- London.
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.
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.
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.
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.