Author(s): e Theatre of Genocide: Four Plays about Mass Murder in Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia, and Armenia By Robe
In this pioneering volume, Robert Skloot brings together four playsthree of which are published here for the first timethat fearlessly explore the face of modern genocide. The scripts deal with the destruction of four targeted populations: Armenians in Lorne Shirinians Exile in the Cradle, Cambodians in Catherine Fillouxs Silence of God, Bosnian Muslims in Kitty Feldes A Patch of Earth, and Rwandan Tutsis in Erik Ehns Maria Kizito. Taken together, these four plays erase the boundaries of theatrical realism to present stories that probe the actions of the perpetrators and the suffering of their victims. A major artistic contribution to the study of the history and effects of genocide, this collection carries on the important journey toward understanding the terror and trauma to which the modern world has so often been witness.