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The Noam Chomsky Lectures
By (author): Daniel Brooks By (author): Guillermo Verdecchia
9780889224056 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Jan 01, 1997
$16.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.3 in 96 pages Talonbooks
’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 Chomsky himself, Brooks and 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 Noam Chomsky Lectures

Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks has performed his own work in Europe and South America, and worked with many theatre companies in Toronto as a writer, director and actor. He is also the artistic co-director of Toronto’s Augusta Company. In 1991, he co-authored The Noam Chomsky Lectures with Guillermo Verdecchia.

Guillermo Verdecchia
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 for his film Crucero/Crossroads.

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