Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Memorialization and the Rwandan Genocide: The Use of Theatre

Memorialization and the Rwandan Genocide: The Use of Theatre
Memorialization and the Rwandan genocide: The use of theatre
AnandaBreed

This chapter explores the use of theatre to memorialize and commemorate the Rwandan genocide using as a case study Rwanda My Hope, a production written and performed by survivors of the genocide. While initially recognizing the usefulness of theatre to embody survivor testimonies and human rights discourses, the author will question its performative dimension and consider some of the ethical implications of ‘genocide theatre’ when presented to international audiences and donor agencies.

This chapter will interrogate the use of theatre to memorialize and commemorate the Rwandan genocide using the example of Rwanda My Hope, a production written and performed by survivors of the genocide.1Rwanda My Hope was originally commissioned ...

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