- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.
Chapter 26: 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 ...