Politics, Ethics and Performance: H l ne Cixous and the Th tre du Soleil is a collection of essays by French feminist poet, playwright and philosopher H l ne Cixous. The collection is an important contribution to Cixous' critical thinking on theatre and performance from 1985 to 2014. Cixous' performative and poetic mode of writing explores the relationship between theatrical performance and contemporary politics. It challenges readers to confront some of the greatest ethical dilemmas of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, such as the treatment of refugees by Western governments, the aestheticisation of violence in art and the role of theatre and performance in political activism. The essays appear in English translation alongside the original French.