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Vocabulary List/Class Notes Leigh Edmonson Resistance According to Elizabeth Grosz, the body is a form of resistance because it exerts a form of authority, resisting obedience and portraying self-representation towards cultural decolonization. (Gilbert/Tompkins) Dionysus In Ancient Greece, there was a religious festival in the City of Dionysia which honored the Greek god of wine and theatre, Dionysus. This festival included works by three authors who each wrote and performed three tragedies with a shorter comic relief (e.g., Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus ). These authors competed in order to be the best tragic poet. Eddie Izzard As a comedian, actor and transvestite, Izzard entertains people around the world. He is actively involved in politics and a supporter of the European Movement. He is been in notable movies such as Across the Universe, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. Orientalism The Orient, neighboring Europe, is considered the oldest and richest of their colonies and the contrasting element of Europe. Orientalism in some senses is the variations between East and West, the Orient and the Occident; however, Edward Said’s discourse is that of much controversy, and it is offensive to many. The large misconception was that only the West did these things onto the East which is of much debate. Said’s work was, at a time, banned from the Palestine Authority, and he was deemed a man of terror. Edward Said A critic, theorist and professor, Said is most famous for his controversial theoretical literature, Orientalism. See above for explanation of his theory. Victor Turner As a renown anthropologist, Turner spent many years observing the Ndembu tribe in Africa. He was personally intrigued with rituals and religious experience. After years of lecturing, he began a study on Christian pilgrimage as well. Melissa Henderson Intersectionality and Barbara Christian Intersectionality is the theory that examines and shows how socially and culturally constructed categories interact with each other on many levels and result in the inequalities of society. It deals with the idea that race, gender, religion, class, and other characteristics that serve for basis of oppression cannot be separated from one another, they intersect in order to form multiple layers of discrimination. This idea is presented by Barbara Christian who was a professor of African American studies and a feminist. She explores the roots and development of black women from slavery until the present. One of her main points is that white women and black women have very different experiences because black women have two causes for oppression while white women only have one – a black woman cannot be just a woman because part of her identity is her race/ethnicity. As post-colonial theatre deals with oppression, intersectionality is
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an important concept as it explores the many levels of oppression that existed for those under colonial rule Absent Characters:
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course DRAM 117 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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