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Actors and Activists

Performance, Politics, and Exchange Among Social Worlds

By David Schlossman

Routledge – 2002 – 358 pages

Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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    978-0-8153-3268-8
    January 2nd 2002

Description

This scholarly work looks at the issue of politics and performance in America today with particular attention paid to performances produced by activists, the NEA Four, and "Miss Saigon".

Reviews

"I admire Schlossman's exhaustive research and his clear political and intellectual commitments to activism and performance. 'Actors and Activists' does a good job of arguing that the worlds of theatre/performance and activism are never far apart, and that art can never be kept pristine from politics (or vice versa), leaving the reader with a complicated, productive, hopeful vision of interaction among social worlds." -- Jill Dolan, Theatre Journal

Author Bio

David A. Schlossman is currently teaching in the Master of Liberal Arts program at John Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theater and Drama at Northwestern University.

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  1. Cultural Studies

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