Microsoft Word - THEATRE 322
Ideology, Race, Eurocentricism, questions for Review below. DUE: Monday, Aug. 31, Midnight. Must be 3-4 paragraphs in length per question.
1. Summarize the film Pervert's Guide to Ideology and give an example of how ideology works in contemporary society.
2. From Shohat's intro chapter in Unthinking Eurocentrism, use the five "operations" to talk about theatre/performance from your point of view. In other words, how does theatre uphold Eurocentric ideology? How might you change this?
3. Saidiya Hartman talks about the "terrible spectacle" of the tortured Black body as a performative part of dominant ideology. Use her theory to look at the recent media culture of Black people killed by police officers.* How does this reflect or not reflect her theory of the "terrible spectacle," what are you thoughts?
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