Social Justice in World Cinema and Theatre

Bloomsbury Academic, 2001 M05 30 - 243 páginas

Focusing on international social justice drama in its current local, national, and international manifestation, this interdisciplinary approach explores the relationship of contemporary dramatic forms to human rights issues. Over examines the artistic styles, goals, and thematic interests of dramatists and film directors of works of social commitment. He also considers the conditions and economics of wide audience appeal that prevent Hollywood and many independent filmmakers from effectively addressing these politically explosive issues. In contrast, differing cultures and economic concerns result in third world filmmakers and playwrights producing more comprehensive expositions of social issues.

Considering a selected group of film and stage movements the author concludes with an optimistic prediction for political drama in the new century. This informed discussion will appeal to film, theatre, and cultural studies scholars.

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WILLIAM OVER is Associate Professor of English and Speech at St. John's University, New York. He is the author of Human Rights in the International Public Sphere (Ablex, 1999), which won the Best Book Award 999 from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

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