Damnatio Memoriae: A Play / Una Commedia by Jeff BiggersDamnatio Memoriae: A Play / Una Commedia by Jeff Biggers

Damnatio Memoriae: A Play / Una Commedia

byJeff Biggers, Carla Paciotto

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Damnatio Memoriae explores the role of the theatre amid the conflicts of immigration, human rights, citizenship, family, and legacy. From the clash of two theatre troupes on stage—one Italian, and the other composed of foreign actors—a new play emerges, revealing the history of Ancient Rome, its forgotten emperors, entangled cultural heritage, and today’s unfolding stories on the Mediterranean Sea.
Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award–winning author of several works of history and memoir, including State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Showdown Over the American Dream, which was selected by Publishers Weekly as a top ten social science book in 2012. His stories have appeared on National Public Radio, and in the Atlantic, the...
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Title:Damnatio Memoriae: A Play / Una CommediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Wings PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609404610

ISBN - 13:9781609404611

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Damnatio Memoriae juxtaposes tales from the ancient world with stories as urgent as tomorrow’s headlines. In a timeless examination of human rights, human dignity, and what it truly means to be called citizen, the play reveals forgotten stories while bringing to life the dilemmas and conflicts of our modern world, reminding us that, in so many ways, they are one and the same.”  —Rilla Askew, author, Kind of Kin