Academic journal article TheatreForum

Editor's Note

Academic journal article TheatreForum

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

This issue of TheatreForum includes one of what we might call our "regularly occasional" features, a "Casebook," this one organized around Kama Ginkas's Rothchild's Fiddle. In addition to the text itself (translated by TF contributing editor, John Freedman) the Casebook includes an article by Mark BIy chronicling the project's long development. In a second article, Freedman chronicles his translation work during rehearsals-a discussion that also illuminates Ginkas's distinctive directorial work with text. (See TF 12 for another article by Freedman on Ginkas's directorial work.)

Two articles about plays that openly declare a relationship to the contemporary U.S. political sphere frame this issue: Janelle Reinelt and Gerald Hewitt's examination of David Edgar's Continental Divide and Patrice Pavis's TForum reflection (another of our regularly occasional features) on his experiences workshopping Michel Vinanver's 11 September 2001 with California university students-including students from our own home institution.

During their discussion, Reinelt and Hewitt identify several categories of political theatre. …

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