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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theatre and Interculturalism

ISBN 9780230575486
Publication Date July 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre And

How are hybrid and diasporic identities performed in increasingly diverse societies? How can we begin to think differently about theatrical flow across cultures?

Interculturalism is an increasingly urgent topic in the 21st century. As human traffic between nations increases, it becomes imperative to critically re-examine the way cultural exchange is performed. Theatre& Interculturalism surveys established approaches and asks what it would mean to reconsider intercultural performance, not from the points of view of the colonizing cultures, but 'from below'- from the viewpoints of the historically colonized and marginalized.

RIC KNOWLES is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada. He is editor of Canadian Theatre Review, and former editor of Modern Drama. He is the author of The Theatre of Form, Shakespeare and Canada, and Reading the Material Theatre. He is general editor of the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English.

Introduction
Theatrical Interculturalism and its Discontents
Theatre Has Always Been Intercultural
Brecht and the Materialists
Artaud and his Doubles: The Universalists
The West and the Rest
Decolonizing the Stage
Critical Intersections
Intercultural Performance Ecologies
Conclusion
Further Reading.

Reviews

'[a] brilliant series...these mini paperbacks each give an insightful, focused overview of a key topic...start collecting now.' - Whatsonstage.com'In an increasingly global context this book engages with the impact culture, politics, economics and postcolonial histories have on intercultural interaction. The author not only signals key texts and debates, but also makes accessible what are often complex arguments surrounding approaches to intercultural exchange.' - Yvette Hutchison, University of Warwick 'Theatre& Interculturalism is a superb introduction to the historical background and the most crucial theories of intercultural theatre .' - Daphne Lei, University of California, Irvine, USA'...Palgrave Macmillan's excellent new outward-looking, eclectic Theatre& ... series.These short books, written by leading theatre academics, do much to reintroduce some of the brightest names in theatre academia to the general reader. Plus, the matrix of references to bigger books soon builds quite a comprehensive catch-up reading list for those of us who graduated more than a decade ago and are interested in where contemporary thinking is at...'- Guardian Theatre Blog, September 2009, http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2009/sep/10/theatre-critics-academics-artists
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