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Ethical Dramaturgies
  • ISSN: 1757-1979
  • E-ISSN: 1757-1987


This article proposes that dramaturgical forays into the archive often necessitate important reckonings with ethical concerns and quandaries. Reflecting briefly on my experiences doing research for Ifa Bayeza’s extraordinary trilogy of plays about the life, death and legacy of Emmett Till – and – I sharpen particular focus on what an ethical engagement with the archive has looked like for me and contemplate what it means to hone a practice of ethical dramaturgy.


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Keyword(s): archival research; Blackness; dramaturgy; Emmett Till; ethics; violation
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