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In: The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

Chapter 26: Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty

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Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty
Lethal theatre: Performance, punishment, and the death penalty

I'm not going to struggle physically against any restraints. I'm not going to shout, use profanity or make idle threats. Understand though that I'm not only upset, but I'm saddened by what is happening here tonight…. If someone tried to dispose of everyone here for participating in this killing, I'd scream a resounding, “No.” I'd tell them to give them all the gift that they would not give me, and that's to give them all a second chance…. There are a lot of men like me on death row—good men—who fell to the same misguided emotions, but may not have recovered as I have. Give those men a chance to ...

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