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Paperback The Noam Chomsky Lectures Book

ISBN: 0889224056

ISBN13: 9780889224056

The Noam Chomsky Lectures

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'Ordinarily, theatre relies on illusion in order to reveal truths; The Noam Chomsky Lectures relies on truths in order to reveal illusions. Following the impetus of Chomsky himself, Brooks and Verdecchia have recognized that mass media, mass spectacle, have trivialized and severed consciousness and conscience, separating both from a communal base. We collectively know little about what is done in our name by our elected governments and the business...

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Is it theatre?

This play brings up a number of issues of media control of public opinion in North America. It's good to see examples of Canadian, not just U.S terrorisim in international development. But is it theatre? The format says no, but what is theatre? If theatre is artistic expression outside of corporate sponsored media then yes. Contraversial in more then one way, the authors say a lot of things that they would not get away with on T.V or radio making the stage a new forum for expression. It is easy to read and makes you think (shame on Brooks and Verdecchia).
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