Table of Contents

1 The Doomed Pursuit of Aesthetics and Its Turbo-Charged Afterlife – John Frohnmayer 8 Performances of the Intersections of Race, Gender and Class on the American Stage – Melissa Hurt 17 Verbatim Theatre: Mission Accomplished? – Kato Buss 25 Anti-Semitism in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and the Modern Audience – Alicia E. James 35 Western Influences on the Theatrical Movement in Jordan – Ghassan Haddad