Gene A. Plunka argues that drama is the ideal art form to revitalize the collective memory of Holocaust resistance. Drama of and about the Holocaust can be staged worldwide, thereby introducing the Shoah to diverse audiences. Moreover, theatre affects audiences emotionally, subliminally, or intellectually (sometimes simultaneously) in a direct way that many other art forms cannot match. This comparative drama study examines a variety of international plays - some quite well-known, others more obscure - that focus on collective or individual defiance of the Nazis.
"Plunka believes that keeping alive acts of resistance to the Holocaust is necessary to "make the world a better place." He believes also that drama is the most effective kind of testimony ... The book [is] readily accessible to nonspecialists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers." - "CHOICE"
Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 15th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.844 x 13.97 x 2.286
Weight (kg): 0.522