Human Rights International Book Series features Robert Skloot

The International Institute’s International Faculty Book Series
(formerly the World Beyond Our Borders Book Series)

on Human Rights around the World


Robert Skloot (UW–Madison, Theatre and Drama, Jewish Studies)

discussing his new book

Theatre of Genocide: Four Plays about Mass Murder in Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia and Armenia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008)

Tuesday, April 8 at 7pm
University Bookstore in the Hilldale Mall (702 N. Midvale Boulevard)

In this pioneering volume, Robert Skloot brings together four plays—three of which are published here for the first time—that fearlessly explore the face of modern genocide. The scripts deal with the destruction of four targeted populations: Armenians, Cambodians, Bosnian Muslims, and Rwandan Tutsis. Taken together, these four plays erase the boundaries of theatrical realism to present stories that probe the actions of the perpetrators and the suffering of their victims. A major artistic contribution to the study of the history and effects of genocide, this collection continues the important journey toward understanding the terror and trauma to which the modern world has so often been witness.

Questions? Please contact Masarah Van Eyck, Director of Communications, Division of International Studies: or 608 262-5590

More information is available on the entire series here.