World Political Theatre and Performance: Theories, Histories, Practices

Aragay, Mireia and Botham, Paola and Prado-Pérez, José Ramón, eds. (2020) World Political Theatre and Performance: Theories, Histories, Practices. Themes in Theatre, 11 . Brill | Rodopi, Leiden. ISBN 9789004425804

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World Political Theatre and Performance: Theories, Histories, Practices is the second collection of essays to emerge from the Political Performances Working Group at the International Federation for Theatre Research. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from multiple locations, the book analyses a range of examples – historical and contemporary – of counter-hegemonic theatre and performance.

Part 1 offers a diachronic view of the relationship between activism and performance; Part 2 focuses on the changing nature of what constitutes ‘political theatre’ today. Case studies from Finland to India and from Chile to China are framed by section introductions that underline both commonalities and tensions, while the general introduction reflects on what a radical practice can look like in the face of global neoliberalism.

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Additional Information: Contents Notes on Contributors General Introduction Trish Reid Activist Theatres/Performances Past and Present Activist Theatres/Performances, Past and Present: An Introduction José Ramón Prado-Pérez Political Activism or Handling Trauma? The Civil War Staged in Workers’ Theatres in 1920s Finland Mikko-Olavi Seppälä From Revolution to Dissent: a Case Study of the Changing Role of Theatre and Activism in Bengal Pujya Ghosh Who Gets to Represent the Past and Why Should They Bother? Maltese Political Theatre in the 1980s Marco Galea A Film-Set Activism: Political Dimensions of a Labor Day Performance Fatine Bahar Karlıdağ Making the Audience Cry: Witnessing Violence and the Ethics of Compelled Empathy Julia Boll Stepping Forward: an Exploration of Devised Theatre’s Democratic Designs in an Actor-Training Setting Evi Stamatiou Contemporary (Debates on) Political Theatre
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26 June 2020Published
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-01 - English studies (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of English and Media
Depositing User: Selina Schmidt
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 11:47
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:08

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