Holocaust Theater Dramatizing Survivor Trauma and its Effects


Facts about the Holocaust are one way of learning about its devastating impact, but presenting personal manifestations of trauma can be more effective than citing statistics. Holocaust Theater addresses a selection of contemporary plays about the Holocaust, examining how collective and individual trauma is represented in dramatic texts, and considering the ways in which spectators might be swayed viscerally, intellectually, and emotionally by witnessing such representations onstage. Drawing on interviews with a number of the playwrights alongside psychoanalytic studies of survivor trauma, this volume seeks to foster understanding of the traumatic effects of the Holocaust on subsequent generations. Holocaust Theater offers a vital account of theater's capacity to represent the effects of Holocaust trauma.


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ISBN: 9781138896246
Uitgever: Routledge
Datum uitgifte: 2018

Dit artikel werd toegevoegd op Saturday 13 January, 2018.

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