Ecumenica 13.1

The Issue in JSTOR “Queering Zion: Liberalism and Coalitional Care in Mormon Drama” Kristin Perkins “Human Sacrifice, Nuns, and Gender-Bent Kings: The Effect of Religious Change on Gender Presentation in Early Modern Adaptations of Iphegenia among the Taurians “The Liturgy That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Religious Engagement and Affective Memory as a Site of […]

Ecumenica 12.2

“From Religious Rituals to Popular Theatre: Evolution of the Mulian Legend” Shiao-Ling Yu PLAY Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem (English and Arabic) Victoria Rue translated by Hind Abu Shkhadim REPORT Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem Samer Makhlouf BOOK REVIEWS High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture Reviewed by James Padilioni, Jr. Homo Ritualis: […]

Ecumenica 12.1

Letter from the Editor “The Social Drama of Durga Puja: Performing Bengali Identity in the Diaspora” Arnab Banerji “Act for Your Life: Widows in Vrindavan” Radhica Ganapathy “Advocating for the Rejuvenation of Jatra Performance” Jashodhara Sen INTERVIEW “Rituals and a Need for Forgiveness: An Interview with Rajiv Joseph” Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. REPORT “Dance of […]

Ecumenica 11.2

Fall 2018 Letter from the Editors Claire Pamment and Hesam Sharifian guest editors “Black Table: Choreographic Interventions in Moroccan Contemporary Dance” Karima Borni “B for Badan, Blessed, and (B)othered: The Counter-Sacred in the Iranian Theatre of War” Marjan Moosavi “Darvag and the Theatre of Iranian Diaspora” Hamid Ehya “Phoenix Rising: The Conference of the Birds” […]

Issue 11.2

Claire Pamment and Hesam Sharifian guest editors The necessity to facilitate scholarship on Theatre and Performance in Muslim Worlds has never felt stronger than today. The dominant political discourse, the fringe ideological pseudo-thoughts, and the omnipresent Islamophobia of the west, it seems, have all converged in a pivotal historical moment—a historical moment that marks Donald […]

Issue 11.1

David V. Mason The submission did not jump to the top of the priorities list. In fact, I regret to say that I did not look at the submission itself right away. I set the email aside for later consideration, whenever I had some time. And we all know how often that happens. When I […]

Ecumenica 11.1

Letter from the Editor David V. Mason The Religion Virus: An Interview and Meta-Conversation Michael Dudeck and David Mason “The Spectacle of Unseeing: Creation from Nothing in Richard III” Jonathan Wanner “Apocalypse How? The World’s End in Will Eno’s TRAGEDY: a tragedy” Dana Tanner-Kennedy “Racine’s Ancients: Paradoxes of Adaptation in the Panegyric Tradition of French […]

Performance Note: Missa Leiga

Reginaldo Nascimento Teatro Escola Macunaíma, São Paulo, Brazil Our performance of Chico de Assis’s play Missa Leiga at the Teatro Escola Macunaima in São Paulo, Brazil was the result of a collaborative process with students in the school’s actor training program. The work resulted in a spectacle that scrutinized all forms of religion and protest, […]

Issue 10.2

David V. Mason More change. You’ll notice that we’ve moved to Chicago. It’s a choice that has form as well as function in mind. The function, we hope, will improve on the way that the MLA style that the journal has followed for years provides necessary information. Form, we think, is not irrelevant, and it […]

Ecumenica 10.2

Fall 2017 Letter from the Editor David V. Mason “Sexual Perversity in a Feminist Bible Play: Florence Kiper Frank’s Jael” Kari-Anne Innes “An Anthropogenic Upheaval: Edward Bond’s Bingo, Shakespeare’s Enclosure, and Terrocentric Identity” Babak Ashrafkhani Limoudehi “The Holy Land Experience: ‘Step Right Up’ to Experience the Crucifixion” Aaron Brown “Sacred Spaces: Experiencing the Supernatural at Lourdes” Kristin […]