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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
â€œOrdinarily, 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 interests they serve. The Noam Chomsky Lectures assumes not only that we do want to know, that our â€˜knowing togetherâ€™ may change things, but also that it is less painful to know than to not know.â€
â€“ Joyce Nelson, from her introduction to The Noam Chomsky Lectures
Cast of 2 men.
ISBN 13: 9780889224056 | ISBN 10: 889224056
5.5 W x 8.5 H inches | 96 pages
$16.95 CAN / $16.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
Winner of the 1992 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Finalist for the 1992 Governor Generalâ€™s Award for Drama
About the ContributorsDaniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks has performed his own work in Europe and South America, and worked with many theatre companies in Toronto as a writer, director and actor. He is also the artistic co-director of Torontoâ€™s Augusta Company. In 1991, he co-authored The Noam Chomsky Lectures with Guillermo Verdecchia.Guillermo Verdecchia
Guillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama, fiction, and film; a director, dramaturge, actor, and translator whose work has been seen and heard on stages, screens, and radios across the country and around the globe. He is a recipient of the Governor Generalâ€™s Award for Drama, a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards, and sundry film festival awards for his film Crucero/Crossroads.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.