Barry Freeman's Staging Strangers: Theatre and Global Ethics PDF

By Barry Freeman

ISBN-10: 077354951X

ISBN-13: 9780773549517

ISBN-10: 0773549528

ISBN-13: 9780773549524

Twenty-first-century media and political discourse occasionally makes "strangers" - refugees, immigrants, minorities - the scapegoats for social and financial disease. during this heated weather, theatre has the capability to advertise higher compassion and empathy for outsiders.

A research of cultural distinction in modern Canadian theatre, Staging Strangers considers how theatre allows an realizing of overseas and concerns. Theatre in Canada, and particularly in Toronto, has lengthy been a spot for groups to rejoice their traditions, however it is now rising as a discussion board for staging tales that reach past the neighborhood and the nationwide. Combining archival study and function research, Barry Freeman analyzes the probabilities and dangers of representing strangers, and the numerous methods the stranger on level could be fetishized or domesticated, marked for assimilation, or changed into an item of worry.

A clean examine how one can domesticate moral accountability for international concerns, Staging Strangers imagines a task for theatre in making a extra tolerant, being concerned, and cooperative world.

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