Theatre and Globalization

Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Chekhov to Complicite, tragedy to advertising, the book argues for theatre's importance as a site of resistance to the ruthless spread of the global market. Foreword by Mark Ravenhill

Theatre and Globalization

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364578

Page: 80

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What is globalization? What role is there for the theatre in a globalizing world? This original and provocative book explores the contribution that theatre has made to our slowly evolving consciousness of our world as a whole. Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Chekhov to Complicite, tragedy to advertising, the book argues for theatre's importance as a site of resistance to the ruthless spread of the global market. Foreword by Mark Ravenhill

Theatre and Globalization

WINNER OF THE 2008 THEATRE BOOK PRIZE!

Theatre and Globalization

Author: Patrick Lonergan

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 248

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WINNER OF THE 2008 THEATRE BOOK PRIZE! Globalization is transforming theatre everywhere. As writers seek to exploit new opportunities to produce their work internationally, audiences are seeing the world – and the stage – differently. And, as national borders became more fluid, the barriers between economics and culture are also becoming weaker. In this groundbreaking study, Patrick Lonergan explores these developments, placing them in the context of the transformation of Ireland – the ‘most globalized country in the world’ – since the early 1990s. Drawing on archival material that has never before been published, this study sheds new light on the culture of Celtic Tiger Ireland, focusing on such writers as Brian Friel, Sean O’Casey, Marie Jones, Martin McDonagh, Marina Carr and Conor McPherson. In doing so, it shows how globalization poses difficult questions for authors and audiences – and reveals how we can begin to come to terms with these new developments.

Theatre Globalization and the Cold War

This book examines how the Cold War had a far-reaching impact on theatre by presenting a range of current scholarship on the topic from scholars from a dozen countries.

Theatre  Globalization and the Cold War

Author: Christopher B. Balme

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319480847

Page: 350

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This book examines how the Cold War had a far-reaching impact on theatre by presenting a range of current scholarship on the topic from scholars from a dozen countries. They represent in turn a variety of perspectives, methodologies and theatrical genres, including not only Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowski and Peter Brook, but also Polish folk-dancing, documentary theatre and opera production. The contributions demonstrate that there was much more at stake and a much larger investment of ideological and economic capital than a simple dichotomy between East versus West or socialism versus capitalism might suggest. Culture, and theatrical culture in particular with its high degree of representational power, was recognized as an important medium in the ideological struggles that characterize this epoch. Most importantly, the volume explores how theatre can be reconceptualized in terms of transnational or even global processes which, it will be argued, were an integral part of Cold War rivalries.

David Greig s Holed Theatre

With a Foreword by Dan Rebellato, this book offers up a detailed exploration of Scottish playwright David Greig’s work with particular attention to globalization, ethics, and the spectator.

David Greig   s Holed Theatre

Author: Verónica Rodríguez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030061825

Page: 283

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With a Foreword by Dan Rebellato, this book offers up a detailed exploration of Scottish playwright David Greig’s work with particular attention to globalization, ethics, and the spectator. It makes the argument that Greig’s theatre works by undoing, cracking, or breaking apart myriad elements to reveal the holed, porous nature of all things. Starting with a discussion of Greig’s engagement with shamanism and arguing for holed theatre as a response to globalization, for Greig’s works’ politics of aesthethics, and for the holed spectator as part of an affective ecology of transfers, this book discusses some of Greig’s most representative political theatre from Europe (1994) to The Events (2013), concluding with an exploration of Greig’s theatre’s world-forming quality.

Globalization History Historiography

In so doing, the book wrestles with such matters as imperialism and Orientalism, colonial knowledge and historiography, metropolitan elite and regional folk/popular cultures, Hindu and Islamic fundamentalisms, transnational flows of ...

Globalization  History  Historiography

Author: Rakesh H. Solomon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781843318545

Page: 210

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Globalization, History, Historiography: The Making of a Modern Indian Theatre' analyzes the cultural impact of globalization's economic, historical, and political processes on the making of the modern Indian theatre. In so doing, the book wrestles with such matters as imperialism and Orientalism, colonial knowledge and historiography, metropolitan elite and regional folk/popular cultures, Hindu and Islamic fundamentalisms, transnational flows of ideologies of liberal democracy and modernity, historiographies of nation formation, and nationalist and nativist movements.

The Local Meets the Global in Performance

The relationship between national identity-formation and theatre is also central to
a discussion of culture, performance and globalization, where the emergence of
globality has inevitably altered the role of theatre as a site for national ...

The Local Meets the Global in Performance

Author: Pirkko Koski

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443820172

Page: 215

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This anthology explores the ways in which theatre and performance functions at the interstices of contemporary local and global networks. Theatre and performance occurs in time and space and exists between the audience and performer as a communicative event. This local world of experience and human interactivity is not easily subsumed by global networks or commercial systems and remains a potent force of expression and, at times, resistance. The volume offers a range of critical viewpoints from which to evaluate the interrelationality of the local and the global, such as philosophical cosmopolitanism, post-colonialism, feminism, class, ethnicity, gender and the experience of the diasporic or exilic artist. The anthology concludes with a reflection between Janelle Reinelt and Marvin Carlson upon the ideas put forth in the book and the broader connectivities of the local and the global. Reinelt and Carlson reveal that these concepts should not be regarded in opposition but, rather, as entangled, something which is reflected in this volume as a whole. A number of international productions and performance practices are discussed from diverse geographical and cultural perspectives, illuminating the complexity of the local and the global. As Reinelt suggests: “The global-local category as a hyphenated concept has become a slogan now, a cliché even. It first arose because the local was supposed to save the global from totalisation, but in fact the global-local concept became, in reality, so complex that this opposition was not useful anymore.” Carlson’s and Reinelt’s engagement with the essays, and with the broader issues of the global and the local, marks an important intervention into how we process experience through theatre and performance in the world today. Contributors include: Marvin Carlson, Shams Eldin, Lynette Hunter, Pirkko Koski, Yana Meerzon, Yasushi Nagata, Janelle Reinelt, Heike Roms, Nehad Selaiha, Melissa Sihra, Juha Sihvola, Joanne Tompkins, Denise Varney and Farah Yeganeh.

The Globalization of Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century

"These essays show how Shakespeare as a cultural commodity was imported, appropriated, and exploited in countries around the world in the 19th century.

The Globalization of Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Krystyna Kujawińska-Courtney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 248

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"These essays show how Shakespeare as a cultural commodity was imported, appropriated, and exploited in countries around the world in the 19th century. Essays are grouped by the type of appropriation they emphasize: translations and adaptations, performances and theater, scholarship and criticism, or inspirations for visual arts and creative writing."

International Theatre Olympics

declared segyehwa (globalization) as a national policy, globalization has
become a significant cultural indicator in many parts of Korean society.
Accordingly, when examining cultural events supported by the government,
including theatre ...

International Theatre Olympics

Author: Jae Kyoung Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811025738

Page: 151

View: 571

This pivot examines how the Theatre Olympics, born in 1995, have served to enrich each host country’s culture, community, and foreign relations. Looking at the host country’s political, social, and cultural circumstances, it considers how the festival expands the notion of Olympism beyond its application to the Olympic Games, expressing the spirit of Olympism and interculturalism in each country’s distinct cultural language. It also emphasizes the festival’s development over the twenty years of its existence and how each festival’s staging has reflected the national identity, theatre tradition, and cultural interest of the hosting country at that time, as well as how each festival director’s artistic principle has attempted to accomplish cultural exchange through their productions.

The Politics of Cultural Practice

An Engrossing And Vibrant Critique Of Globalization, This Book Will Appeal To Those Interested In Cultural And Performance Studies Gender And Minority Issues And The Impact Of Globalizaion On The Actual Practice Of Culture Today.

The Politics of Cultural Practice

Author: Rustom Bharucha

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195666212

Page: 243

View: 508

An Engrossing And Vibrant Critique Of Globalization, This Book Will Appeal To Those Interested In Cultural And Performance Studies Gender And Minority Issues And The Impact Of Globalizaion On The Actual Practice Of Culture Today.

Theatre Histories

Transnational festivals also contribute to theatrical globalization. They tend to
internationalize aesthetic trends and provide an important showcase for directors
with global reputations. The fringe festivals that have grown up around some of
the ...

Theatre Histories

Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415462231

Page: 630

View: 718

Providing a clear journey through centuries of European, North and South American, African and Asian forms of theatre and performance, this introduction helps the reader think critically about this exciting field through fascinating yet plain-speaking essays and case studies.

Theatre and Social Media

Social media has become an increasingly prevalent aspect of our lives, used daily by many people. In this timely study, Patrick Lonergan examines the relationship between social media and theatre.

Theatre and Social Media

Author: Patrick Lonergan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137463724

Page: 108

View: 488

Social media has become an increasingly prevalent aspect of our lives, used daily by many people. In this timely study, Patrick Lonergan examines the relationship between social media and theatre. He argues that social media is itself a performance space, analysing how it's used by both theatres and audiences and also in connection with each other.

Irish University Review

This double act in which we watch both the stage action and the reaction by other
audience members comprises one of ... Irish drama from 1990-2005 argues that
theatre is changing because of globalization in four major ways : globalization ...

Irish University Review

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A journal of Irish studies.

Globalization Nationalism and the Text of Kichaka Vadha

In addition to providing the first English translation of the anticolonial Marathi classic ‘Kichaka-Vadha’, this volume is the only edition of the play, in any language, to provide an extensive historical-critical analysis which draws ...

Globalization  Nationalism and the Text of    Kichaka Vadha

Author: Rakesh H. Solomon

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082658

Page: 178

View: 592

In addition to providing the first English translation of the anticolonial Marathi classic ‘Kichaka-Vadha’, this volume is the only edition of the play, in any language, to provide an extensive historical-critical analysis which draws on a comprehensive range of archival documents. It is also the first study to locate this landmark text within such an expansive theatre-historical and political landscape. ‘Globalization, Nationalism and the Text of “Kichaka Vadha”’ illuminates the complex policies and mechanisms of theatrical censorship in the British Raj, and offers many rare production photographs.

Contemporary European Theatre Directors

This expanded second edition of Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ambitious and unprecedented overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past 30 years.

Contemporary European Theatre Directors

Author: Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429682190

Page: 530

View: 713

This expanded second edition of Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ambitious and unprecedented overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past 30 years. This book is a vivid account of the vast range of work undertaken in European theatre during the last three decades, situated lucidly in its artistic, cultural, and political context. Each chapter discusses a particular director, showing the influences on their work, how it has developed over time, its reception, and the complex relation it has with its social and cultural context. The volume includes directors living and working in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Russia, Romania, the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, offering a broad and international picture of the directing landscape. Now revised and updated, Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ideal text for both undergraduate and postgraduate directing students, as well as those researching contemporary theatre practices, providing a detailed guide to the generation of directors whose careers were forged and tempered in the changing Europe following the end of the Cold War.

Studying Musical Theatre

From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.

Studying Musical Theatre

Author: Millie Taylor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137270969

Page: 284

View: 194

The ideal accompaniment to any study of musical theatre, this lively textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form. Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives, including narrative theory, orientalism, gender theory and globalization. Focusing on opera as well as musical theatre, Studying Musical Theatre considers dozens of diverse shows from 1607 to the present day. From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.

Irish Drama and Theatre Since 1950

Through its engaging analysis of seventy years of Irish theatre, this volume charts the acts of gradual but revolutionary change that are the story of Irish theatre and drama and of its social and cultural contexts.

Irish Drama and Theatre Since 1950

Author: Patrick Lonergan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426266X

Page: 280

View: 193

Drawing on major new archival discoveries and recent research, Patrick Lonergan presents an innovative account of Irish drama and theatre, spanning the past seventy years. Rather than offering a linear narrative, the volume traces key themes to illustrate the relationship between theatre and changes in society. In considering internationalization, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Celtic Tiger period, feminism, and the changing status of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Lonergan asserts the power of theatre to act as an agent of change and uncovers the contribution of individual artists, plays and productions in challenging societal norms. Irish Drama and Theatre since 1950 provides a wide-ranging account of major developments, combined with case studies of the premiere or revival of major plays, the establishment of new companies and the influence of international work and artists, including Tennessee Williams, Chekhov and Brecht. While bringing to the fore some of the untold stories and overlooked playwrights following the declaration of the Irish Republic, Lonergan weaves into his account the many Irish theatre-makers who have achieved international prominence in the period: Samuel Beckett, Siobhán McKenna and Brendan Behan in the 1950s, continuing with Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and concluding with the playwrights who emerged in the late 1990s, including Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh, Conor McPherson, Marie Jones and Marina Carr. The contribution of major Irish companies to world theatre is also examined, including both the Abbey and Gate theatres, as well as Druid, Field Day and Charabanc. Through its engaging analysis of seventy years of Irish theatre, this volume charts the acts of gradual but revolutionary change that are the story of Irish theatre and drama and of its social and cultural contexts.

Contemporary European Playwrights

Traversing borders and languages, this volume offers a fresh approach to analyzing plays in production by some of the most widely-performed European playwrights, assessing how their work has revealed new meanings and theatrical ...

Contemporary European Playwrights

Author: Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351620533

Page: 448

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Contemporary European Playwrights presents and discusses a range of key writers that have radically reshaped European theatre by finding new ways to express the changing nature of the continent’s society and culture, and whose work is still in dialogue with Europe today. Traversing borders and languages, this volume offers a fresh approach to analyzing plays in production by some of the most widely-performed European playwrights, assessing how their work has revealed new meanings and theatrical possibilities as they move across the continent, building an unprecedented picture of the contemporary European repertoire. With chapters by leading scholars and contributions by the writers themselves, the chapters bring playwrights together to examine their work as part of a network and genealogy of writing, examining how these plays embody and interrogate the nature of contemporary Europe. Written for students and scholars of European theatre and playwriting, this book will leave the reader with an understanding of the shifting relationships between the subsidized and commercial, the alternative and the mainstream stage, and political stakes of playmaking in European theatre since 1989.

Contemporary Irish Plays

Forgotten features the interconnecting stories of four elderly people living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland, who range in age from 80 to 100 years old.

Contemporary Irish Plays

Author: Michael West

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576691

Page: 400

View: 853

Contemporary Irish Plays showcases the new drama that has emerged since 2008. Featuring a blend of established and emerging writers, the anthology shows how Irish writers are embracing new methods of theatre-making to explore exciting new themes – while also finding new ways to come to terms with the legacies of the Troubles and the Celtic Tiger. Freefall is a sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life, blending impressionistic beauty, poignancy and comedy. Forgotten features the interconnecting stories of four elderly people living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland, who range in age from 80 to 100 years old. Drum Belly is a fascinating play about the Irish mafia in late 1960s' New York. It premiered at the Abbey Theatre in 2012. Previously unpublished, Planet Belfast by Rosemary Jenkinson is about a woman named Alice – Stormont's only Green MLA who must toe a delicate line between large, sectarian power bases in order to promote an environmental agenda in Northern Ireland. Desolate Heaven is a story about two young girls hoping to find freedom from home in the trappings of love. It was first performed at Theatre 503, London, in 2013 Written for the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival, and previously unpublished, The Boys of Foley Street by Louise Lowe is a piece of site-specific theatre which led audience members on a tour of the backstreets of inner-city Dublin. Edited by the leading scholar on Irish theatre, Patrick Lonergan, Contemporary Irish Plays is a timely reminder of the long-held tradition and strength of Irish theatre which blossoms even in its new-found circumstances.