Tormented Minds

Christine Roberts

Tormented Minds
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Christine Roberts

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137 pages | 6-3/4 x 9
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841500812 Published January 2003
This anthology contains three plays (Ceremonial Kisses, Shading the Crime, and The Maternal Cloister) that feature a protagonist who is compelled to confront his or her particular oppressors. The critique of this oppression through theatre falls on particular social institutions and differs for each character. The main institutions under scrutiny are religion and the state.

The plays are very different in style and include the use of physical theatre, naturalistic explorations of human rights abuses, and symbolic structures, puppets and poetry. The plays are supported by an analysis of their processes and themes. All have reached production and the text is supplemented by photographs of these performances.
Part One
Ceremonial Kisses
Author’s Introduction
Ceremonial Kisses
Part Two
Shading the Crime: Acting Hopelessness as an Act of Hope
Christine Roberts and Roberta Mock
Shading the Crime
Part Three
The Maternal Cloister: The Manipulation of Sor Juana?
Author’s Introduction
The Maternal Cloister
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