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Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn

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Best-selling historian Howard Zinn is celebrated for looking at history not from the perspective of those in power but rather from the viewpoint of those who speak truth to power. In his plays Marx in Soho, Emma, and Daughter of Venus, Zinn applies that principle with enormous zest and great doses of drama and humor. A much-admired public intellectual himself, Zinn here brings to life the radicals Emma Goldman and Karl Marx, and in the previously unpublished Daughter of Venus explores ethical questions of political resistance.

Marx in Soho is a witty introduction to Karl Marx’s life and thought disguised as a romp. Marx is sent, via a bureaucratic mix-up in the afterlife, to Soho in New York, rather than to his familiar London neighborhood, for the hard-won opportunity to clear his name. In Emma, the feminist, anarchist, and free-spirited thinker Emma Goldman lives life to the fullest in a play that reveals her agonized internal struggle between sexual freedom and political rebellion. Daughter of Venus is a family drama, an intellectual and personal duel between a biophysicist and his rebel daughter.

Synopsis:

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional history permits. Three Plays brings together all this work, including the previously unpublished Daughter of Venus, along with a new introductory essay on political theater, and prefaces to each of the plays.

About the Author

Howard Zinn is a celebrated historian and social activist best known for A People’s History of the United States. His many highly acclaimed books include You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Beacon / 7127-4 / $15.00 pb) and Three Strikes (Beacon / 5013-2 / $17.00 pb). Zinn lives near Boston.

Table of Contents

Emma — Marx in Soho — Daughter of Venus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807073278
Subtitle:
The Political Theater of Howard Zinn
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Subject:
Goldman, Emma
Subject:
Marx, Karl
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Drama-Plays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
204

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"Synopsis" by , World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional history permits. Three Plays brings together all this work, including the previously unpublished Daughter of Venus, along with a new introductory essay on political theater, and prefaces to each of the plays.
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