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Theatre and Festivals

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This succinct and engaging text rethinks the common wisdom that festivals, sites of collective celebration and play, provide a temporary reprieve from the grind of everyday, 'real' life. Keren Zaiontz explores the...

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This succinct and engaging text rethinks the common wisdom that festivals, sites of collective celebration and play, provide a temporary reprieve from the grind of everyday, 'real' life. Keren Zaiontz explores the ways in which cultural performances of resistance that have their basis in festivals can migrate to other contexts, making festivals as much the domain of free markets and state power as that of vanguard artists and progressive social movements. 
Accessible and affordable, this is an ideal resource for theatre students and lovers everywhere.

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  • Brings classical theatre theory texts into conversation with a range of contemporary examples
  • Looks at performing arts festivals as well as World Expos and Olympic Games, sporting events, LGBTQ Pride Parades, and mass protests
  • Covers a range of key case studies, including Burning Man, the Edinburgh Fringe, and Nuit Blanche


Introduction.- 1. The Myth of Opposition.- 2. Play and Practicality
3. The Festival in the Marketplace
Conclusion
Further Reading.- Index.

From mega and macro to micro and manifestivals, Theatre & Festivals insightfully probes the social and cultural work performed by these all-pervasive celebratory events. – Ric Knowles, University of Guelph, Canada
Zaiontz sweeps us right into the brimming intersectionalities of theatre makers and festival wanderers, to the bounded event and its unruly edges. – Angela Marino, UC Berkeley, USA
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Keren Zaiontz is Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Film and Media and the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen’s University, Canada. 


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Keren Zaiontz is Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Film and Media and the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen’s University, Canada. 


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