• Drama

Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire


Author: Heather Raffo
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822220978
Category: Drama
Page: 78
View: 2564
THE STORY: A portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to

    • Artists

Iraqi Americans

The Lives of the Artists
Author: Weam Namou
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977679010
Category: Artists
Page: 159
View: 3055

    • Fiction

Distant View of a Minaret

And Other Stories
Author: Alifa Rifaat,Denys Johnson-Davies
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435909123
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
View: 7160
Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society.

    • Drama

The Trials of Brother Jero

And The Strong Breed; Two Plays
Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822210900
Category: Drama
Page: 67
View: 1480
THE STORIES: THE TRIALS OF BROTHER JERO. As Michael Smith describes: Brother Jero is a self-styled 'prophet,' an evangelical con man who ministers to the gullible and struts with self-importance over their dependence on him. The play follows him t

    • Drama

Back of the Throat


Author: Yussef El Guindi
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822221853
Category: Drama
Page: 53
View: 2856
It is Stafford's mission to suspend you in a constant state of uncertainty: He unwinds a skein of conversations in which everything you are told has to be taken on trust, yet none of the characters is entirely to be trusted...each scene subtly erodes the a Sex, drugs and chamber music! OPUS considers the matter of music making with an intimate, appraising eye, showing us the sweat, the drudgery and the delicate balance of personalities that lie behind the creation of a seemingly effortless performance. An

    • Social Science

Nine Parts of Desire

The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307434451
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 5933
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism. "Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York Times Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women.

    • Literary Collections

The Bedford Introduction to Drama


Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457606328
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1824
View: 8909
Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses. Fifty-four chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the rich contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

    • Drama

Jefferson's Garden


Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571325130
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 7436
America. 1776. Christian is a Quaker. His family came to America to live in peace. But he is a young man fired up by dreams of revolution. Should he defy his community and pick up a gun? Thomas Jefferson is an idealist, with a vision of liberty for all. But America is a fractured coalition of states, in a bloody war for independence. How will he balance the ideal with the reality? Susanna was born a slave. But the British promise liberation for those who join their fight against the revolution. Where does true freedom lie? Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker premiered at Watford Palace Theatre in February 2015.

    • Drama

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Taken from the Writings of Rachel Corrie
Author: Rachel Corrie,Alan Rickman,Katharine Viner
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822222224
Category: Drama
Page: 49
View: 9119
THE STORY: On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE is a one-woman play

    • Performing Arts

The Total Bent


Author: Stew,Heidi Rodewald
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822236400
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 62
View: 2262
When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty’s tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America—no matter the cost. A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind show, THE TOTAL BENT is about the passions that divide a father and son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.

    • Drama

The Profane


Author: Zayd Dohrn
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822237121
Category: Drama
Page: 75
View: 5254
Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance. In this sharp and timely tale, two families are forced to confront each other’s religious beliefs and cultural traditions, and to face their own deep-seated prejudice.

    • Philosophy

Feminist, Queer, Crip


Author: Alison Kafer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009413
Category: Philosophy
Page: 276
View: 1108
In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.

    • American wit and humor, Pictorial

The New Yorker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
Page: N.A
View: 1418

    • Fiction

Leaves Of Narcissus

A Modern Arabic Novel
Author: Somaya Ramadan
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 1617972150
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
View: 9405
This novel of home and homelessness, of exile both physical and psychological, centers on Kimi, a fragile heroine suffering from a rift in her persona, unable to distinguish between her own pain and the pain of others. For Kimi it is not a simple case of to be or not to be, but rather of how to be in disjointed and contrary times. Leaves of Narcissus, like earlier Arabic novels about East-West encounters by male writers such as Tawfiq al-Hakim, Taha Hussein, and Tayeb Salih, is about a young Arab student going west in search of education. Here, though, the protagonist is a young woman and her destination is Ireland, a part of the West and at the same time a victim of the ravages of colonialism adding ambiguity to the customary representations of the East-West dichotomy. In this captivating novel, Somaya Ramadan displays a rare virtuosity in evoking and interlacing literary motifs from the popular to the learned, from the folk to the mythic, from the Egyptian to the Irish and poses questions rather than answers, questions that hold a mirror to our selves.

    • Drama

Salaam, Peace

An Anthology of Middle Eastern-American Drama
Author: Holly Hill,Dina A. Amin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781559363327
Category: Drama
Page: 380
View: 4655

    • History

Ancient Perspectives

Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Author: Richard J. A. Talbert
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226789403
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 9216
Ancient Perspectives encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each society, maps served as critical economic, political, and personal tools, but there was little consistency in how and why they were made. Much like today, maps in antiquity meant very different things to different people. Ancient Perspectives presents an ambitious, fresh overview of cartography and its uses. The seven chapters range from broad-based analyses of mapping in Mesopotamia and Egypt to a close focus on Ptolemy’s ideas for drawing a world map based on the theories of his Greek predecessors at Alexandria. The remarkable accuracy of Mesopotamian city-plans is revealed, as is the creation of maps by Romans to support the proud claim that their emperor’s rule was global in its reach. By probing the instruments and techniques of both Greek and Roman surveyors, one chapter seeks to uncover how their extraordinary planning of roads, aqueducts, and tunnels was achieved. Even though none of these civilizations devised the means to measure time or distance with precision, they still conceptualized their surroundings, natural and man-made, near and far, and felt the urge to record them by inventive means that this absorbing volume reinterprets and compares.

    • Drama

Sotto Voce


Author: Nilo Cruz
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368349
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 4934
An exquisite new drama from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Anna in the Tropics

    • Performing Arts

Performing Gender Violence

Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists
Author: B. Ozieblo,N. Hernando-Real
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137010568
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 198
View: 5288
Violence against women in plays bywomen has earned little mention. This revolutionary collection fills that gap, focusing on plays by American women dramatists, written in the last thirty years, that deal with different forms of gender violence. Each author discusses specific manifestations of violence in carefully selected plays: psychological, familial, war-time, and social injustice. This book encompasses the theatrical devices used to represent violence on the stage in an age of virtual, immediate reality as much as the problematics of gender violence in modern society.

    • Performing Arts

War as Performance

Conflicts in Iraq and Political Theatricality
Author: Lindsey Mantoan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319943677
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 236
View: 1635
This book examines performance in the context of the 2003 Iraq War and subsequent conflicts with Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State. Working within a theater and performance studies lens, it analyzes adaptations of Greek tragedy, documentary theater, political performances by the Bush administration, protest performances, satiric news television programs, and post-apocalyptic narratives in popular culture. By considering performance across genre and media, War as Performance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture, warfare, and militarization, and argues that spectacular and banal aesthetics of contemporary war positions performance as a practice struggling to distance itself from appropriation by the military for violent ends. Contemporary warfare has infiltrated our narratives to such an extent that it holds performance hostage. As lines between the military and performance weaken, this book analyzes how performance responds to and potentially shapes war and conflict in the new century.

    • Performing Arts

Performance, Exile and ‘America’


Author: S. Jestrovic,Y. Meerzon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023025070X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 266
View: 9289
This collection investigates dramatic and performative renderings of 'America' as an exilic place particularly focusing on issues of language, space and identity. It looks at ways in which immigrants and outsiders are embodied in American theatre practice and explores ways in which 'America' is staged and dramatized by immigrants and foreigners.