Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

This collection explores the issues of how children fit into national discourse on international stages.

Author: Victoria Pettersen Lantz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317812005

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance explores how children and young people fit into national political theatre and, moreover, how youth enact interrogative, patriotic, and/or antagonistic performances as they develop their own relationship with nationhood. Children are often seen as excluded from public discourse or political action. However, this idea of exclusion is false both because adults place children at the center of political debates (with the rhetoric of future generations) and because children actively insert themselves into public discourse. Whether performing a national anthem for visiting heads of state, creating a school play about a country’s birth, or marching in protest of a change in public policy, young people use theatre and performance as a means of publicly staking a claim in national politics, directly engaging with ideas of nationalism around the world. This collection explores the issues of how children fit into national discourse on international stages. The authors focus on national performances by/for/with youth and examine a wide range of performances from across the globe, from parades and protests to devised and traditional theatre. Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance rethinks how national performance is defined and offers previously unexplored historical and theoretical discussions of political youth performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre and Learning

Theatre and Learning

She has published in Canadian Theatre Review and Youth Theatre Journal and has a chapter in Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance (Routledge, 2014). She is editing an anthology of theatrical performances created for young ...

Author: Art Babayants

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443882057

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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As early as Plato, theorists acknowledged the power of theatre as a way of teaching young minds. Similarly, starting with Plato, philosophers occasionally adopted an anti-theatrical stance, worried by the “dangers” theatre posed to society. The relationships between learning and theatre have never been seen as straightforward, obvious, or without contradictions. This volume investigates the complexity of the intersection of theatre and learning, addressing both the theoretical and practical aspects of it. In three sections—Reflecting, Risking, and Re-imagining—theatre researchers, education scholars, theatre practitioners consider the tensions, frictions and failures that make learning through theatre, in theatre and about theatre interesting, engaging, and challenging. Loosely based on the proceedings from the 20th Festival of Original Theatre (F.O.O.T.), which took place in February 2012 at the University of Toronto, this book contains academic articles and interviews, as well as position, reflection and provocation papers from both established researchers in the field of Applied Theatre, such as Professor Helen Nicholson and Professor Kathleen Gallagher, as well as experienced and emergent scholars in Education, Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies. It also introduces the unorthodox work of the pre-eminent Swedish director and inventor of Babydrama, Suzanne Osten, to the academic audience. Theatre and Learning will be interesting to a wide range of audiences, such as theatre artists and students, theatre researchers and educators, and will be particularly useful for those teaching Theatre Theory and Practice, including Applied Theatre, in higher education.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore s Drama

The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore   s Drama

The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players Sarah Gorman Shakespeare, Theatre and Time Matthew D. ... Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation Edited by Nadine Holdsworth Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance ...

Author: Arnab Bhattacharya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317619413

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music, dance drama, and plays, exploring concepts of environment, education, gender and women, postcolonial encounters, romantic idealism, and universality. Tagore’s drama plays a generous host to experimentations with new performance modes, like the writing and staging of an all-women play on stage for the first time, or the use of cross-cultural styles such as Manipuri dance, Thai craft in stage design, or the Baul singing styles. This book is an exciting re-exploration of Tagore’s plays, visiting issues such as his contribution to Indian drama, drama and environment, feminist readings, postcolonial engagements, cross-cultural encounters, drama as performance, translational and adaptation modes, the non-translated or the non-translatable Tagore drama, Tagore drama in the 21st century, and Indian film. The volume serves as a wide-ranging and up-to-date resource on the criticism of Tagore drama, and will appeal to a range of Theatre and Performance scholars as well as those interested in Indian theatre, literature, and film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance and the Disney Theme Park Experience

Performance and the Disney Theme Park Experience

She is the co-editor of Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance (2014). Her research centers on African, Caribbean, and American theatre and performing identities. Laura MacDonald is an assistant professor in the Residential ...

Author: Jennifer A. Kokai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030293222

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Performing Asian Transnationalisms

Performing Asian Transnationalisms

Theatre, Identity, and the Geographies of Performance Amanda Rogers ... Nadine Holdsworth Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance Edited byAngela SweigartGallagher and Victoria Pettersen Lantz Performing Asian Transnationalisms ...

Author: Amanda Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135010331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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This book makes a significant contribution to interdisciplinary engagements between Theatre Studies and Cultural Geography in its analysis of how theatre articulates transnational geographies of Asian culture and identity. Deploying a geographical approach to transnational culture, Rogers analyses the cross-border relationships that exist within and between Asian American, British East Asian, and South East Asian theatres, investigating the effect of transnationalism on the construction of identity, the development of creative praxis, and the reception of works in different social fields. This book therefore examines how practitioners engage with one another across borders, and details the cross-cultural performances, creative opportunities, and political alliances that result. By viewing ethnic minority theatres as part of global — rather than simply national — cultural fields, Rogers argues that transnational relationships take multiple forms and have varying impetuses that cannot always be equated to diasporic longing for a homeland or as strategically motivated for economic gain. This argument is developed through a series of chapters that examine how different transnational spatialities are produced and re-worked through the practice of theatre making, drawing upon an analysis of rehearsals, performances, festivals, and semi-structured interviews with practitioners. The book extends existing discussions of performance and globalization, particularly through its focus on the multiplicity of transnational spatiality and the networks between English-language Asian theatres. Its analysis of spatially extensive relations also contributes to an emerging body of research on creative geographies by situating theatrical praxis in relation to cross-border flows. Performing Asian Transnationalisms demonstrates how performances reflect and rework conventional transnational geographies in imaginative and innovative ways.
Categories: Performing Arts

Food and Theatre on the World Stage

Food and Theatre on the World Stage

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Author: Dorothy Chansky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

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Putting food and theatre into direct conversation, this volume focuses on how food and theatre have operated for centuries as partners in the performative, symbolic, and literary making of meaning. Through case studies, literary analyses, and performance critiques, contributors examine theatrical work from China, Japan, India, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, England, the United States, Chile, Argentina, and Zimbabwe, addressing work from classical, popular, and contemporary theatre practices. The investigation of uses of food across media and artistic genres is a burgeoning area of scholarly investigation, yet regarding representation and symbolism, literature and film have received more attention than theatre, while performance studies scholars have taken the lead in examining the performative aspects of food events. This collection looks across dramatic genres, historical periods, and cultural contexts, and at food in all of its socio-political, material complexity to examine the particular problems and potentials of invoking and using food in live theatre. The volume considers food as a transhistorical, global phenomenon across theatre genres, addressing the explosion of food studies at the end of the twentieth century that has shown how food is a crucial aspect of cultural identity.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Exhibition and Curation

Theatre  Exhibition  and Curation

... Nadine Holdsworth Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance Edited by Angela SweigartGallagher and Victoria Pettersen Lantz Performing Asian Transnationalisms Theatre, Identity and the Geographies of Performance Amanda Rogers ...

Author: Georgina Guy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317564805

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this book interrogates Theatre and Performance Studies through the lens of display and modern visual art. Moving beyond the exhibition of immaterial art and its documents, as well as re-enactment in gallery contexts, Guy's book articulates an emerging field of arts practice distinct from but related to increasing curatorial provision for ‘live’ performance. Drawing on a recent proliferation of object-centric events of display that interconnect with theatre, the book approaches artworks in terms of their curation together and re-theorizes the exhibition as a dynamic context in which established traditions of display and performance interact. By examining the current traffic of ideas and aesthetics moving between theatricality and curatorial practice, the study reveals how the reception of a specific form is often mediated via the ontological expectations of another. It asks how contemporary visual arts and exhibition practices display performance and what it means to generalize the ‘theatrical’ as the optic or directive of a curatorial concept. Proposing a symbiotic relation between theatricality and display, Guy presents cases from international arts institutions which are both displayed and performed, including the Tate Modern and the Guggenheim, and assesses their significance to the enduring relation between theatre and the visual arts. The book progresses from the conventional alignment of theatricality and ephemerality within performance research and teases out a new temporality for performance with which contemporary exhibitions implicitly experiment, thereby identifying supplementary modes of performance which other discourses exclude. This important study joins the fields of Theatre and Performance Studies with exciting new directions in curation, aesthetics, sociology of the arts, visual arts, the creative industries, the digital humanities, cultural heritage, and reception and audience theories.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mainstream AIDS Theatre the Media and Gay Civil Rights

Mainstream AIDS Theatre  the Media  and Gay Civil Rights

... Nadine Holdsworth Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance Edited by Angela SweigartGallagher and Victoria Pettersen Lantz Performing Asian Transnationalisms Theatre, Identity and the Geographies of Performance Amanda Rogers ...

Author: Jacob Juntunen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317376514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of the politics of performance, LGBT theatre, and mainstream theatre’s political potential, a juxtaposition that shows how radical ideas become mainstream, that is, how the dominant ideology changes. Using materialist semiotics and extensive archival research, Juntunen delineates the cultural history of four pivotal productions from that period—Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart (1985), Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (1992), Jonathan Larson’s Rent (1996), and Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project (2000). Examining the connection between AIDS, mainstream theatre, and the media reveals key systems at work in ideological change over time during a deadly epidemic whose effects changed the nation forever. Employing media theory alongside nationalism studies and utilizing dozens of reviews for each case study, the volume demonstrates that reviews are valuable evidence of how a production was hailed by society’s ideological gatekeepers. Mixing this new use of reviews alongside textual analysis and material study—such as the theaters’ locations, architectures, merchandise, program notes, and advertising—creates an uncommonly rich description of these productions and their ideological effects. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of theatre, politics, media studies, queer theory, and US history, and to those with an interest in gay civil rights, one of the most successful social movements of the late twentieth century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance and Phenomenology

Performance and Phenomenology

... Torsten Jost and Saskya Iris Jain Theatre and National Identity Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation Edited by Nadine Holdsworth Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance Edited by Angela SweigartGallagher and Victoria ...

Author: Maaike Bleeker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317617938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts of both fields that established the performativity of perception and cognition, Performance and Phenomenology continues a tradition that considers experience to be the foundation of being and meaning. Acknowledging the history and critical polemics against phenomenological methodology and against performance as a field of study and category of artistic production, the volume provides both an introduction to core thinkers and an expansion on their ideas in a wide range of case studies. Whether addressing the use of dead animals in performance, actor training, the legal implications of thinking phenomenologically about how we walk, or the intertwining of digital and analog perception, each chapter explores a world comprised of embodied action and thought. The established and emerging scholars contributing to the volume develop insights central to the phenomenological tradition while expanding on the work of contemporary theorists and performers. In asking why performance and phenomenology belong in conversation together, the book suggests how they can transform each other in the process and what is at stake in this transformation.
Categories: Performing Arts

Play Performance and Identity

Play  Performance  and Identity

23 Dramasof the Past on the TwentiethCentury Stage In History's Wings AlexFeldman 24 Performance, Identity and the ... 31 Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance Editedby Angela SweigartGallagher and VictoriaPettersen Lantz 32 ...

Author: Matt Omasta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317703235

Category: Art

Page: 180

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Play helps define who we are as human beings. However, many of the leisurely/ludic activities people participate in are created and governed by corporate entities with social, political, and business agendas. As such, it is critical that scholars understand and explicate the ideological underpinnings of played-through experiences and how they affect the player/performers who engage in them. This book explores how people play and why their play matters, with a particular interest in how ludic experiences are often constructed and controlled by the interests of institutions, including corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, religious organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each chapter explores diverse sites of play. From theme parks to comic conventions to massively-multiplayer online games, they probe what roles the designers of these experiences construct for players, and how such play might affect participants' identities and ideologies. Scholars of performance studies, leisure studies, media studies and sociology will find this book an essential reference when studying facets of play.
Categories: Art

Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater

Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater

Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama Katrine K. Wong The Unwritten Grotowski Theory and Practice of the ... Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation Edited by Nadine Holdsworth Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance Edited ...

Author: Ronda Arab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317690702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This collection of original essays honors the groundbreaking scholarship of Jean E. Howard by exploring cultural and economic constructions of affect in the early modern theater. While historicist and materialist inquiry has dominated early modern theater studies in recent years, the historically specific dimensions of affect and emotion remain underexplored. This volume brings together these lines of inquiry for the first time, exploring the critical turn to affect in literary studies from a historicist perspective to demonstrate how the early modern theater showcased the productive interconnections between historical contingencies and affective attachments. Considering well-known plays such as Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday together with understudied texts such as court entertainments, and examining topics ranging from dramatic celebrity to women’s political agency to the parental emotion of grief, this volume provides a fresh and at times provocative assessment of the "historical affects"—financial, emotional, and socio-political—that transformed Renaissance theater. Instead of treating history and affect as mutually exclusive theoretical or philosophical contexts, the essays in this volume ask readers to consider how drama emplaces the most personal, unspeakable passions in matrices defined in part by financial exchange, by erotic desire, by gender, by the material body, and by theatricality itself. As it encourages this conversation to take place, the collection provides scholars and students alike with a series of new perspectives, not only on the plays, emotions, and histories discussed in its pages, but also on broader shifts and pressures animating literary studies today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cultural Protest in Journalism Documentary Films and the Arts

Cultural Protest in Journalism  Documentary Films and the Arts

The Drama Review, 51(4): 133–155. Hughes, E. (2014). 'Linie 1 and the GRIPS Theater: Traversing Divided and Reunified Berlin', in: A. Sweigart-Gallagher and V. P. Lantz (eds.) Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance.

Author: Daniel H. Mutibwa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351374880

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Films and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalisation entails a comprehensive account of the history and trajectory of contemporary journalistic, (documentary) film, and arts and cultural actors rooted (partially or wholly) in radical, alternative, community, voluntary, participatory and independent movements primarily in Britain and Germany. It focuses particularly on the examination of production and organisational contexts of selected case studies, some of which date from the countercultural era. The book takes a transnational and interdisciplinary approach encompassing a range of theoretical perspectives – drawn from the political economy of communication tradition; alternative media scholarship; journalism studies; critical sociological and cultural studies of media industries; cultural industries research; and critical and social theory – in conjunction with extensive ethnographic fieldwork. It does so to reveal the obscure nature of media and cultural production and organisation at seventeen media and cultural actors based in Britain and Germany, including South Africa and Nigeria. A particular focus is placed on how such actors balance competing imperatives of a civic/socio-political, professional, artistic and commercial nature as well as various systemic pressures, and on how they navigate the resultant ambivalences, paradoxes and tensions in their day-to-day work. In essence, the book highlights key insights into a changing nature and quality of engagement with social and political realities in protest cultures.
Categories: Political Science

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre

Likewise, to the extent that the Poedjangga Baroe playwrights of the nationalist movement saw performances of their works ... Yamin's Ken Arok dan Ken Dedes was given its premiere by the student delegates of the Second Indonesian Youth ...

Author: Evan Darwin Winet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230246676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre explores modern theatrical practices in Indonesia from a performance of Hamlet in the warehouses of Dutch Batavia to Ratna Sarumpaet's feminist Muslim Antigones. The book reveals patterns linking the colonial to the postcolonial eras that often conflict with the historical narratives of Indonesian nationalism.
Categories: Performing Arts

A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century II

A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century II

All the youth troupes could be free to operate and held on until the victory of the Anti-Japanese War. During the eight years, the army troupes under the Nationalist Government were not limited to the performance of spoken drama.

Author: Fu Jin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429825583

Category: Art

Page: 268

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The 20th century was a dynamic period for the theatrical arts in China. Booming urban theatres, the interaction between commercial practice and theatre, dramas staged during the War of Resistance against Japan and a healthy dialogue between Western and Eastern theatres all contributed to the momentousness of this period. The four volumes of A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century display the developmental trajectories of Chinese theatre over those 100 years. This volume deals with the development of Chinese theatre from 1949 to 2000, covering the fluctuations of 'drama reform', spectacles of the 'Cultural Revolution', and theatre in the immediate years before the opening up of the country. The author demonstrates how Chinese dramatic traditions endured and adapted in the face of modernity and how politics and art interacted. By combining academic rigour with a high degree of readability, this volume is both an essential guide for scholars and students in the history of the arts and general readers interested in Chinese theatre.
Categories: Art

Theatre Performance and Change

Theatre  Performance and Change

She has published in Theatre Survey, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre Research, Theatre Research International, Qualitative Inquiry, Youth Theatre Journal, Texas Theatre Journal, and the International Journal ...

Author: Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319658285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.
Categories: Performing Arts

Kurdish Nationalism on Stage

Kurdish Nationalism on Stage

In Koya, Kawey Asinger was staged every year throughout the 1950s by Tîpî Şanoy Lawan û Qutabiyanî Koye (Koya Youths and Students' Theatre Group) (Hamadbeg 2007 , p. 38). This represented a continuation of the springtime folk festival ...

Author: Mari R. Rostami

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788318709

Category: History

Page: 264

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Since its emergence in the 1920s, Iraqi-Kurdish theatre was used as a tool of national identity building and modernisation. It promoted literacy, education and women's rights and became one of the most visible forms of Kurdish cultural nationalism by exploring folklore, myths, legends and local history and by celebrating heroes of the past. As time went on, by staging anti-feudalist and anti-monarchist plays, theatre became engaged in representing and legitimising the wider political movement in Iraq that ultimately led to the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958. Between 1975-1991, even under strict censorship during the Baath rule, Kurdish theatre continued to promote Kurdish nationalism and resistance through the use of Kurdish folk culture and literature. This book is based on dramatic texts from the period, interviews with Kurdish theatre artists, Kurdish theatre histories, historical documents, and journalistic accounts. It illustrates the ways in which theatre participated in the Kurdish national struggle and how it responded to political changes in different historical periods. It is the first book dedicated to Kurdish theatre and complements the latest research that examines theatre in its wider socio-political context.
Categories: History

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

In 1969 drama courses were established by Michael Other syncretic modern performance forms based on Etherton and ... and the concept of travelling tation for independence , the nationalist youth groups theatre has been continued by the ...

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521434378

Category: Drama

Page: 1233

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Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.
Categories: Drama

Recasting Transnationalism Through Performance

Recasting Transnationalism Through Performance

The Yoruba Popular Traveling Theatre of Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria: Department of Culture, Federal Ministryof SocialDevelopment, Youth,Sports andCulture. Johnson, E. Patrick. 2003. Appropriating Blackness: Performance and thePoliticsof ...

Author: C. McMahon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137006813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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A rigorous ethnography of three international theatre festivals spanning the Portuguese-speaking world, this book examines the potential for African theatre artists to generate meaningful cultural and postcolonial dialogues in festival venues despite the challenges posed by a global arts market.
Categories: Performing Arts

Radical Street Performance

Radical Street Performance

Theatre companies were commonly part of political organizations. For example, the theatre group Panda] Sining (Molders of Art) began as the cultural arm of Kabataang Makabayan (Nationalist Youth). Through street theatre, these groups ...

Author: Jan Cohen-Cruz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136189920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Radical Street Performance is the first volume to collect together the fascinating array of writings by activists, directors, performers, critics, scholars and journalists who have documented street theatre around the world. More than thirty essays explore the myriad forms this most public of performances can take: * agit-prop * invisible theatre * demonstrations and rallies * direct action * puppetry * parades and pageants * performance art * guerrilla theatre * circuses These essays look at performaces in Europe, Africa, China, India and both the Americas. They describe engagement with issues as diverse as abortion, colonialism, the environment and homophobia, to name only a few. Introduced by editor Jan Cohen-Cruz, the essays are organized into thematic sections: Agitating; Witnessing; Involving; Imagining; and Popularizing. Radical Street Performance is an inspiring testimony to this international performance phenomenon, and an invaluable record of a form of theatre which continues to flourish in a televisual age.
Categories: Performing Arts

Nationalism in India

Nationalism in India

The support and the encouragement of the city's European community were absolutely critical for the prosperity of National Theatre. Available records suggest that the initial performances of Nil Darpan were attended by a considerable ...

Author: Debajyoti Biswas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452778

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This book offers interdisciplinary perspectives on nationalism in India and examines the ways in which literary-textual representations intervene in debates regarding Hindu, Muslim and other forms of Indian nationalism. The book interrogates questions of nationalism and nationhood in relation to literary and cultural texts, historic-linguistic contexts and new developments in queer nationalism and ecological nationalism. It adopts a nation-wide emphasis, including chapters on Northeast India and other regions that have been historically underrepresented in studies of Indian nationalism. Moreover, the volume explores a rich variety of literary works by various writers over the past two centuries that have created, enshrined and contested ideas pivotal to the development of Indian nationalism. Located in a range of disciplines, contributors bring extensive expertise in Indian literature, language and culture to the question of nationalism. The chapters challenge many of the accepted ideas on nationalism and critically examine the politics behind such nationalisms. Moving beyond an approach to Indian nationalism based exclusively in the historicist-political paradigm, this timely book challenges established ideas in Indian nationalism and critically examines the politics of nationalisms in terms of textual representations. The book will be of interest to researchers working on South Asian studies, including Indian culture, history, literature and politics.
Categories: Social Science