Theatre and Human Rights after 1945

Things Unspeakable

  • Mary Luckhurst
  • Emilie Morin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Theatre and the Rise of Human Rights

    1. Mary Luckhurst, Emilie Morin
      Pages 1-17
  3. Colonial Legacies and the Unspeakable

  4. Unspeakability and Ethnicity

  5. Returning Histories, Listening, and Trauma

  6. Theatres of Advocacy and Western Liberalism

  7. Militancy and Contemporary Invisibilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Mary Luckhurst
      Pages 228-240
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 241-254

About this book


This volume investigates the rise of human rights discourses manifested in the global spectrum of theatre and performance since 1945. Essays address topics such as disability, discrimination indigenous rights, torture, gender violence, genocide and elder abuse.


Theatre of Human Rights Contemporary Performance Political Theatre democracy drama human rights theatre tragedy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Luckhurst
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emilie Morin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MelbourneUK
  2. 2.University of YorkUK

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