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By Una Chaudhuri,Holly Hughes

all of us have an animal story—the puppy we enjoyed, the wild animal that captured our early life mind's eye, the deer the neighbor hit whereas using. whereas medical breakthroughs in animal cognition, the consequences of worldwide weather switch and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary box of animal reviews have complex issues, such tales stay part of how we inform the tale of being human. Animal Acts collects 11 fascinating, provocative, and relocating tales via solo performers, followed by way of remark that areas the works in a broader context.

Work by way of best theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins observation by means of significant students together with Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s creation presents a necessary beginning for figuring out and appreciating the intersection of animal stories and function. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, category, country, and different matters significant to the human venture in the discourse of the “post human,” and may entice readers attracted to solo functionality, animal experiences, gender experiences, functionality stories, and environmental studies.

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