Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents: SCUM | Jack the Rapper | Art Was Here

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Kat Georges’s collection of plays features three novel imaginings of the stories attached to three notorious figures of dissidence. The key rebels in these three works are: Valerie Solanas, the famous author of The SCUM Manifesto who shot Andy Warhol, the nephew of Oscar Wilde and famous boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, and the infamous Jack the Ripper. The first play in the series, Scum, explores feminism as seen by Valerie Solanas and prompts a relevant discussion regarding the treatment of women by men in power. The second play, Art Was Here imagines Arthur Cravan being reincarnated by this new digital projection technology at a rave festival where it becomes apparent that what the crowds of drug-filled partiers need is the authenticity and honesty that Arthur’s presence demands. Finally, the last play in this trio, Jack the Ripper, offers a new theory on the Jack the Ripper murders inspired by the T.S. Elliot’s poem “Rhapsody On A Windy Night.” This play attempts to re-order the madness of the legendary murders in a way that will inspire others to create a cure for the brutality and devastation that Jack the Ripper caused. These three plays all touch on modern concerns and would be a great read for anyone looking for new and important perspectives on topics trending in contemporary discourse.


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Author Kat Georges
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher Three Rooms Press
Publish Date 2018-Mar-13
ISBN 9781941110546
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Issue August 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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