Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas by Stephen OrlovDouble Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas by Stephen Orlov

Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas

EditorStephen Orlov, Samah Sabawi

Paperback | October 5, 2016

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Featuring compelling interviews with each playwright and introductions by acclaimed dramatists Karen Hartman and Betty Shamieh, this volume of seven plays—three by Jewish playwrights, three by Palestinian playwrights, and a collaboration by both—tackles one of the remaining thematic taboos for many theatres in the Western world. Varying in genre between drama and comedy, in aesthetic between realism and surrealism, in setting between the Diasporas and Israel/Palestine, and in the political opinions of characters, Double Exposure offers distinct Diaspora perspectives that turn the political into the personal.This collection includes The Peace Maker by Natasha Greenblatt; Sabra Falling by Ismail Khalidi; Bitterenders by Hannah Khalil; Facts by Arthur Milner; Sperm Count by Stephen Orlov; Tales of a City by the Sea by Samah Sabawi; and Twenty-One Positions: A Cartographic Dream of the Middle East by Abdelfattah AbuSrour, Lisa Schlesinger, and Naomi Wallace. - 20091214
Stephen Orlov is an award-winning dramatist whose plays have been showcased in such major theatre centres as Montreal, Chicago, and London. They include Isolated Incident (with Rahul Varma), Salaam-Shalom, Bow Ties, Sperm Count, and Freeze, his box office hit at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre Company, published by Guernica Editions, 2016. ...
Title:Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian DiasporasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9 × 6.02 × 1.3 inPublished:October 5, 2016Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770915621

ISBN - 13:9781770915626

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“‘Blessed are the storytellers, for they shall interpret the earth.’ My biblical revisionism notwithstanding, this beatitude shapes my view of the world, and I see it playing out in this extraordinary collection of plays penned by some of our most courageous and compassionate playwrights. Beyond the dictates of ‘balance,’ ‘level playing fields,’ and ‘moral equivalencies,’ we see the grinding, persistent injustice of Israeli occupiers brutalizing occupied Palestinians. With Double Exposure we begin to imagine a way out: we encounter glimmers of healing, transformation, and equality that not only give us hope, but provide us narratives for renewed commitment to justice.”—Jamil Khoury, Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising - 20161124