The decline of politically-engaged theatre

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Mon Feb 24 09:40:07 MST 2003


>Following Lou Proyect's forwarding of Arthur Miller's article:
>
>Goodbye to all that
>
>During the Vietnam war, theatres sprang into action to stage visionary,
>engaged work. Would they do the same today, asks Michael Billington
>
>Thursday January 9, 2003
>The Guardian

There are lots of possibilities for doing radical theater now.  How
about rewriting _The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui_, changing, for
instance, the Chicago grocery protection racket in the plot to the
global oil protection racket, linking Iraq and Colombia for education
of activists?

Here's info about the "Lysistrata Project" --
<http://www.lysistrataproject.org/> -- more Networked community
activism than "theater" in the narrow sense.
--
Yoshie

* Calendar of Events in Columbus:
<http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/calendar.html>
* Student International Forum: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://solidarity.igc.org/>

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