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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 youth mind's eye, the deer the neighbor hit whereas riding. whereas medical breakthroughs in animal cognition, the results of world weather swap and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary box of animal reviews have advanced issues, such tales stay part of how we inform the tale of being human. Animal Acts collects 11 fascinating, provocative, and relocating tales by way of solo performers, observed by means of remark that areas the works in a broader context.

Work by means of major theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins statement via significant students together with Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s creation presents an essential starting place for realizing and appreciating the intersection of animal reports and function. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, category, country, and different matters imperative to the human undertaking in the discourse of the “post human,” and may entice readers attracted to solo functionality, animal reports, gender experiences, functionality reports, and environmental studies.

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