The Cambridge Companion to International Theatre Festivals (inbunden)
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The Cambridge Companion to International Theatre Festivals (inbunden)

The Cambridge Companion to International Theatre Festivals

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The global rise of festival culture and experience has taken over that which used to merely be events. The Cambridge Companion to International Theatre Festivals provides an up-to-date, contextualized account of the worldwide reach and impact of the 'festivalization' of culture. It introduces new methodologies for the study of the global network of theatre production using digital humanities, raises questions about how alternative origin stories might impact the study of festivals, investigates the festivalized production of space in the world's 'Festival Cities', and re-examines the social role and cultural work of twenty-first-century theatre, performance, and multi-arts festivals. With chapters on festivals in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Arab world, the francophone world, Europe, North America, and Latin America it analyses festivals as sites of intercultural negotiation and exchange.
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Ric Knowles is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and recipient of a Lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. He is former editor of Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, and Canadian Theatre Review, and an award-winning author or editor of twenty books on drama and theatre.


Introduction Ric Knowles; Part I. Contexts and Methods: 1. From post-war to 'Second Wave': international performing arts festivals Keren Zaiontz; 2. International festivals, the practice of coproduction, and the challenges for documentation in a digital age Alexandra Portmann; 3. City festivals and festival cities Marjana Johansson; 4. Indigenous festivals Ric Knowles; Part II. International Festivals around the Globe: 5. European festivals Erika Fischer-Lichte; 6. International theatre festivals in the United Kingdom: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as model neoliberal market Jen Harvie; 7. Under the radar festival, New York: experimental, urban, and global Carol Martin; 8. The Australian festival network Sarah Thomasson; 9. Theatre festivals in post-Arab Spring countries Khalid Amine; 10. Staging East Africa through global exchange: the Kampala International Theatre Festival Julia Goldstein; 11. The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown: culture, economics, and race in South Africa Loren Kruger; 12. Reckoning with historical conflicts in East Asian theatre festivals: the BeSeTo Theatre Festival and Gwangju Media Arts Festival Hayana Kim; 13. Festivals in the francophone world as sites of cultural struggle Emily Sahakian; 14. International festivals in Latin America: festival Santiago a Mil and Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires Jean Graham-Jones; 15. RUTAS | ROUTES: a festival commons of hemispheric interculturalidad Natalie Alvarez; Index.