A book inspired by the play Minamata. Reza Abdoh, Mira-Lani Oglesby.
A book inspired by the play Minamata

A book inspired by the play Minamata

Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1989. Illustrations, diagrams, etc. [22] unnumbered pages. White cover stock decorated in black and fastened with brass brads. 27.9 x 21.6 cm. Reza Abdoh wrote and directed large-scale experimental theatrical productions on themes like race, class, the AIDS crisis, and environmental issues, such as the decades-long disaster at the fishing village of Minamata on Kyushu, the southernmost Japanese island. Abdoh died of AIDS at age 32. Michael Hart Jondreau writes how industrialization came to Minimata in 1907 with the construction of a factory to produce actaldehyde with a process using organic mercury that living beings readily absorb. In 1945 the factory began dumping its wastes in Minamata Bay. First, the cats suffered violent deaths from mercury poisoning. Then, the humans. It took until 1975 for the factory at last to be closed, after thousands had died or suffered. Some tanning of the bound edge and the top half-inch of the back cover; otherwise, near fine. Tape and digital recordings exist of performances of the play. OCLC locates no copies of this publication. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #00151

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