The Trickster and the Veil: Theater, Humor, and Taboo in the Creation of a Compassionate Cross-Cultural Identity

By Dorothy Abram.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This essay introduces the role of theater to challenge assumptions concerning cultural experience and expression in our global world. Using humor and playfulness to address stereotypes while concurrently offering insight, this essay with accompanying play challenges western stereotypes of the “veil” and welcomes its audience to laugh together, letting go of assumptions and ethnocentrism, to achieve a compassionate cross-cultural identity.

Keywords: Veil, Theater, Culture, Global, Women, Stereotypes

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 9, pp.203-210. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 587.492KB).

Dr. Dorothy Abram

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA


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