Collects six of McMahon's works that span across socio-political, queer and historical frames of discourse: Discontents, Scatter, City Of God, Heel, Honorable Discharge, Failure to Thrive (we small hours).
How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction?
Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.
Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.
Excerpts from Disappeared in America.
Part of the Performing Action, Performing Thinking edition.
In Slovenian and English.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).