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Spectacular suffering : theatre, fascism, and the Holocaust

Author: Vivian Patraka
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999.
Series: Unnatural acts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses representation of Holocaust suffering and fascist ideology in performance, mainly in the theater. Some of the plays discussed deal with aspects of the Holocaust itself and reactions to it, such as works by Lillian Hellman; others depict the perpetration of other atrocities. Gender (i.e. women) and the Holocaust is a major theme. The actual and potential uses of Holocaust museums in the U.S., including the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patraka, Vivian.
Spectacular suffering.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607303759
Online version:
Patraka, Vivian.
Spectacular suffering.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608151457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Patraka
ISBN: 0253335329 9780253335326 0253212928 9780253212924
OCLC Number: 40251477
Description: x, 159 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Shattered Cartographies: Fascism, the Holocaust, and Tropes about Representation --
2. Reproduction, Appropriation, and Binary Machinery: Fascist Ideology and Theatricalization --
3. Feminism and the Jewish Subject: Holocaust Theatre and the Politics of Difference and Identity --
4. Realism, Gender, and Historical Crisis: Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine and "Julia" --
5. Theatre of Injury and Injustice: Staging the Body in Pain --
6. Spectacular Suffering: Performing Presence, Absence, and Witness at U.S. Holocaust Museums.
Series Title: Unnatural acts.
Responsibility: Vivian M. Patraka.

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Considers how we remember historical instances of suffering and atrocity, framing its central questions to reflect larger cultural shifts in how we position ourselves in relation to history,  Read more...

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"This is the first extended study I know of what the author calls a 'Holocaust performative'...[The author] asks what a 'holocaust performative' might look like and how such a study might illuminate Read more...

 
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