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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 formative years mind's eye, the deer the neighbor hit whereas riding. whereas clinical breakthroughs in animal cognition, the results of world weather swap and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary box of animal stories have complex issues, such tales stay part of how we inform the tale of being human. Animal Acts collects 11 interesting, provocative, and relocating tales via solo performers, followed by means of statement that locations the works in a broader context.

Work through major theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins observation through significant students together with Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s creation offers an essential beginning for realizing and appreciating the intersection of animal reviews and function. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, type, country, and different concerns important to the human venture in the discourse of the “post human,” and may attract readers attracted to solo functionality, animal stories, gender experiences, functionality stories, and environmental studies.

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