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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 using. whereas medical breakthroughs in animal cognition, the results of world weather switch and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary box of animal reports have advanced issues, such tales stay part of how we inform the tale of being human. Animal Acts collects 11 intriguing, provocative, and relocating tales by way of solo performers, observed through remark that locations the works in a broader context.

Work via prime theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins statement through significant students together with Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s creation presents an important starting place for realizing and appreciating the intersection of animal experiences and function. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, type, state, and different concerns vital to the human venture in the discourse of the “post human,” and should attract readers drawn to solo functionality, animal reports, gender experiences, functionality reports, and environmental studies.

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