This latter crisis is of interest here and, more specifically, the question of how one theatricalizes
a global economic meltdown, which stemmed from arcane, confuse-the-common-man jargon and policies, like derivatives, credit default swaps, "light touch" regulation, sub-prime mortgages, predatory lending, and securitized debt arrangements, and involved a litany of fiscally irresponsible financial institutions, including Freddie and Fannie Mae, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, RBS, among others.
Back in the age of print, Abdelfattah Abusrour theatricalizes
a cartoon, the well-known series Handala that featured a ragged refugee boy who, with his back turned, commented sardonically on political affairs (for samples see http://www.
The prologue, which expresses her "outrage" for being "forced" into the immodest breeches, theatricalizes
precisely the disruption of the conventional expectations of the identity between actress and role.
Whether this coda records fact or theatricalizes
unrealistic speculation remains unclear.
For Dickinson's project radically theatricalizes
an experiment that was already, in itself, a work of theater, foregrounding the forced passivity of viewing and recursively defining "authority" as well as "obedience.
Martha, specifically, consciously theatricalizes
her own body, her words, her role (or roles), and her relationship with the other (absent or present) characters.