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The Noam Chomsky Lectures

The Noam Chomsky Lectures
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Daniel Brooks & Guillermo Verdicchia
Publisher: Talonbooks
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 94
Pub. Date: 1991
ISBN-10: 0889224056
ISBN-13: 9780889224056

About the Play:

A finalist for the 1992 Governor General's Award for Drama.

Ordinarily, 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 Noam Chomsky himself, Daniel Brooks and Guillermo 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 "knowing together" may change things, but also that "it is less painful to know than to not know." — Joyce Nelson in her introduction to the play.

About the Playwright:

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 General'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. He lives in Toronto with Tamsin Kelsey, his partner of many years, and their two children.