Eyes of the Heart: Selected Plays

Paperback: $25.00
ISBN-13: 9780824875367
Published: September 2017

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220 pages
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  • About the Book
  • A collection of six plays by award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux: Eyes of the Heart; Kidnap Road; Lemkin’s House; Mary and Myra; Selma ’65; and Silence of God. The plays have both national and international settings. Subjects include key figures in the history of human and civil rights; genocide; crimes against women; international human rights law; U.S. Civil Rights Movement; and Women’s Suffrage.

    SEVERAL OF THE REAL-LIFE FIGURES IN FILLOUX'S PLAYS:

    *Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian politician and activist, kidnapped by FARC revolutionary forces in 2002
    *Myra Bradwell, first U.S. woman lawyer, instrumental in getting Mary Todd Lincoln released from an insane asylum in 1875
    *Raphael Lemkin, originator of the term “genocide,” activist lawyer, and advisor on war crimes
    *Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of President Abraham Lincoln
    *Viola Liuzzo, Civil Rights activist murdered by the KKK in 1965
    *Pol Pot, head of the Khmer Rouge regime, responsible for the deaths of nearly two million Cambodians
    *William Proxmire, U.S. senator, advocate in Congress for the adoption of the International Convention for the Punishment of Genocide.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Catherine Filloux, Author

      Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright, winner of the 2017 Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre.
    • Frank Stewart, Editor

      Frank Stewart is a writer, translator, and founding editor of Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. He is professor emeritus of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.