Disaster Capitalism

Or Money Can’t Buy You Love - Three Plays

Rick Mitchell

Disaster Capitalism

Rick Mitchell

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299 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $21.50 ISBN: 9781841504308 Published October 2011 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Disaster capitalism is an increasingly popular critical paradigm for contextualizing and understanding life in the twenty-first century. This book includes three full-length plays by award-winning dramatist Rick Mitchell: Shadow Anthropology, a dark comedy about the US occupation of Afghanistan; Through the Roof, a Faustian trip through the social history of natural disaster in New Orleans; and Celestial Flesh, a sacrilegious romp through the 1980s sanctuary movement. Placing the plays in historical and thematic context, the author introduces the collection with an essay examining catastrophe, capitalism, and what he calls “Apocalypse Theater for the Twenty-First Century.”

Introduction: Catastrophe Everywhere: Apocalypse Theater for the Twenty-First Century

The Plays 
Shadow Anthropology 
Through the Roof 
Celestial Flesh

Review Quotes
Edward James Olmos

"Funny! Provocative! Stunningly poignant! Rick Mitchell is a great American playwright."—Edward James Olmos

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