an Anthology of Plays
Edited by Carol Martin and Saviana Stanescu
6 x 9 inches, 314pp, 4 halftones. 2006
ISBN : 9781905422418 & 9781905422425
Rs 625.00 (HB) 495.00 (PB)
$105.00 (HB) 24.95 (PB)
£14.99 (HB) 14.99 (PB)
In Saviana Stanescu’s \'Waxing West\', Daniela, newly arrived in the US from Romania, is haunted by the ghosts of deposed dictator Ceausescu and his wife Elena until she experiences 9/11.
Thida San, in Catherine Filloux’s \'Eyes of the Heart\', cannot rid herself of the horrific memory of her daughter’s execution during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
In Zohar Tzur’s \'My Political Israeli Play\', Miriam Bloom, a young Israeli woman living in the US, is asked by her agent to write a political play.
Betty Shamieh’s \'The Black Eyed\' skewers traditional views on sex, family and terrorism as four Arab women from different periods wait at the “Gate of Martyrs.”
\'America Dreaming\', by Chiori Miyagawa, follows a young Japanese-American woman’s time-traveling journey through a distorted version of American history in search of truth about her identity.
Carol Martin is Associate Professor of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her books include Brecht Sourcebook, A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance, and Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture of the 1920s and 1930s.
Saviana Stanescu is a poet and playwright, based in New York. Among her books are Black Milk, a Romanian-English anthology of plays and Diary of a Clone, a collection of poetry in English.
Theatre And Performance Studies