The book carrying a suggestive title Theatre of Shame has a special place in the literary and scientific opus of Sibila Petlevski, a versatile author, who exhibited her prowess in all genres of literature – from fictional and historical narrative, across poetry and drama, to critical studies in theatre and performance studies, and who has been awarded for her contribution to each od the aforementioned genres and fields of research. Petlevski based her essays on many years of meticulous research, counterbalancing scientific rigor to the invocation of intellectual and literary freedom. The unique value of this book is in the author’s bold decision to show that the writing itself opens up an unexpectedly wide space for performance. The performative dimension of this book lies in the methodological, stylistic and thematic choices made by this author who refuses and supersedes the deeply entrenched division of labor, that “apartheid of knowledges” for which Dwight Conquergood once said that it “plays out inside the academy as the difference between thinking and doing, interpreting and making, conceptualization and creativity”. The book is published by Leykam International.
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