The Drama Review

TDR: The Drama Review

Volume 51, Number 1 (T 193), Spring 2007

Guest Editor: Una Chaudhuri
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Animals and Performance
guest edited by Una Chaudhuri

Animal Acts

Animal presence unsettles practices of spectatorship and reframes assumptions about embodiment and affect in four differently exemplary animal performances, including one dating back to the 18th century. In all of them, the ethics of watching other animals, human or nonhuman, and the call for evaluation and judgment is complicated by recognition of the multiplicitous and mysterious nature of pain and pleasure.



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