Seattle Rep's A PEOPLE'S HISTORY: Beyond the Theatre
Seattle Repertory Theatre presents A PEOPLE'S HISTORY created and performed by Mike Daisey from October 17 to November 25, 2018. Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this resource list of books and films to enhance your experience of the show.
The Indispensable Zinn
This concise collection excerpts the most notable works by the influential historian, including memoir, plays and the People's History, telling history from the perspective of those who lived it.
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Voices of A People's History of the United States
Through primary source documents, Zinn introduces the voices of struggle from American history, organized in parallel with the chapters of his People’s History, to show that, as he says, people “have a voice no government can suppress.”
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Seattle Rep's A PEOPLE'S HISTORY website
Master storyteller, author, and actor Mike Daisey returns to the Rep with A PEOPLE'S HISTORY, the autobiographical story of when Daisey comes across a battered copy of his high school U.S. history textbook and decides, in true Daisey fashion, to contrast it with something wildly different: Howard Zinn’s electrifying A People’s History of the United States. In this series of 18 stand-alone monologues, Daisey explores a history of the U.S. not typically taught in schools. From Columbus’ landing to today’s political landscape, Daisey confronts our history of exploitation and characterizes the stirring struggle of those who have fought against it to make our American ideals a reality.View Seattle Rep's A PEOPLE'S HISTORY website