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Works in the Works: A Talk by Annette Saddik
November 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Clowning Around?: Reimagining Political Transformation in Late-Twentieth-Century Grotesque Theatre
In this presentation, I discuss my most recent book project, which focuses on the figure of the clown in late twentieth-century theatre. During the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly from the 1960s to the 1990s during a period of political change in a world that was still negotiating the effects of two world wars, the ambiguous figure of the clown—a grotesque outlaw who moves between, within, across, and beyond boundaries—becomes a key subversive figure in plays that were reacting to systems of social and political oppression.
Meeting ID: 875 4437 6968
Audience arrival time: 12:45-1pm
Presentation start time: 1pm. Participants should mute their mics upon arrival.