11-04 Theatre - The Politics of Representation Simon Stephens-What we put on stage had a political relationship Charles Mee-Collage of playwright take a

11-04 Theatre - The Politics of Representation Simon...

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The Politics of RepresentationSimon Stephens -What we put on stage had a political relationshipCharles Mee-Collage of playwright, take a lot of different texts and puts them together into one-Telling stories over again in new waysLynn Nottage-Listened to her mother and grandmother speak and she didn’t think that these stories had a stage -History about African American women -Re-writing African American history that American stage has forgotten aboutIdentity PoliticsHow do we see ourselves?How do others see us?Representations of SexualityReinforceResistReinventThe theatre shows us what we are and asks us what we could be. Modern Drama and SexualityMies Julie by Yael Farber-A modern adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber-A modern adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie-About attractions across class lines. She consented witha servant and then committed suicide

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