Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage by Ayanna Thompson

By Ayanna Thompson

Performing Race and Torture at the Early smooth Stage presents the 1st sustained studying of recovery performs via a functionality concept lens. This technique indicates that an research of the conjoined performances of torture and race not just finds the early glossy curiosity within the nature of racial identification, but additionally how race was once in the beginning coded in a paradoxical style as either basically fastened and socially built. An exam of scenes of torture presents the simplest method to unearth those likely contradictory representations of race simply because depictions of torture frequently interrogate the incongruous wish to replacement the seen and manipulable materiality of the physique for the extra illusive performative nature of identification. In flip, Performing Race and Torture at the Early sleek Stage demanding situations the long-standing assumption that early smooth conceptions of race have been greatly diverse of their fluidity from post-Enlightenment ones by way of demonstrating what number of the debates we proceed to have in regards to the nature of racial identification have been engendered by way of those seventeenth-century performances.

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