Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reviewed in Theatre Journal

The May 2013 issue of Theatre Journal includes a review of Living with Lynching by Stanford University-trained anthropologist Christen Smith.  Smith's work focuses on performance, violence, and black liberation and resistance in the Americas, particularly Brazil and the United States.

Smith:  "As Mitchell demonstrates, lynching plays were integral parts of intensely political discussions among black intellectuals in the early twentieth century. ...Living
with Lynching is a rich, detailed, and riveting examination of these under-studied dramas."

See Theatre Journal 65.2 (May 2013):  296 - 98.