Public Theatres and Theatre Publics

Public Theatres and Theatre Publics

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Public Theatres and Theatre Publics presents sixteen focused investigations that connect theatre and performance studies with public sphere theory. The organizing critical lens of publics and publicness allows for the chapters to speak to one another other across time periods and geographies, inviting readers to think about how performing in public shapes and circulates concepts of identity, notions of taste or belonging, markers of class, and possibilities for political agency. Each essay presents a theorized case study that grapples with fundamental questions of how individuals perform in public contexts. The essays, written by a cross-section of prominent and emerging theatre and performance scholars, contribute new discussions and understandings of how theatre and performance work, as well as how publics, publicity, and modes of publicness have been constructed and contested over the last three centuries and in multiple national contexts including the US, Britain, France, Germany, Argentina and Egypt.Instead, many Egyptian theater artists worked in a context that required an attempt to reappropriate foreign texts not to ... that the a€œslimminga€ of the script, rearranging of the scenes, and use of cross-cutting pieces of dialoguea€”all innovations onanbsp;...

Title:Public Theatres and Theatre Publics
Author: Robert Shimko, Sara Freeman
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2012-03-15

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