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Animal Acts: Performing Species TodayEdited by Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes 2014
Work by leading theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins commentary by major scholars including Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri's introduction provides a vital foundation for understanding and appreciating the intersection of animal studies and performance. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and other issues central to the human project within the discourse of the "post human," and will appeal to readers interested in solo performance, animal studies, gender studies, performance studies, and environmental studies.
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- Excerpt from Everything I’ve Got by Jess Dobkin, Commentary by Jill Dolan: The Great Refusal and the Greater Hope1
- The Dog and Pony Show (bring your own pony) by Holly Hughes, Commentary by Donna Haraway: Agility Is Performance Art1
- Cat Lady by Joseph Keckler, Commentary by Erika Rundle: Theatre of the Cat Lady Who Is Not1
- Horseback Views: A Queer Hippological Performance by Kim Marra, Commentary by Jane C. Desmond: Kinesthetic Intimacies1
- No Bees for Bridgeport: A Fable from the Age of Daley by Kestutis Nakas, Commentary by Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson: A New Fable of the Bees1
- With What Ass Does the Cockroach Sit? / ¿Con Qué Culo Se Sienta la Cucaracha? by Carmelita Tropicana (aka Alina Troyano), Commentary by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes: Martina, Catalina, Elián, and the Old Man: Queer Tales of a Transnational Cuban Cockroach1
- MONKEY by Deke Weaver, Commentary by Cary Wolfe: Apes like Us1