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Theatre and Nation

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 104
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Theatre And

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Paperback - 9780230218710

15 July 2010

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30 June 2010

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How has theatre engaged with the nation-state and helped to formulate national identities? What impact have migration and globalisation had on the relationship between theatre and nation?

Theatre& Nation explores how theatre...

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How has theatre engaged with the nation-state and helped to formulate national identities? What impact have migration and globalisation had on the relationship between theatre and nation?Theatre& Nation explores how theatre institutions, playwrights, theatre-makers and performance artists engage with the nation, nationalism and national identity in their work. The book argues that theatrical representations of the nation are constantly in flux and that the way theatre engages with the nation changes according to different geographical, political, economic, social and cultural circumstances.   Foreword by Nicholas Hytner.

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Part of the highly respected Theatre And series
National theatre movements and the very significant state-of-the-nation plays make nation a vital concern for theatre
Provides a provocative and accessible way into this important topic

Foreword; Sir Nicholas Hytner
Introduction
Nation, National Identity Aand Nationalism
National Theatres and State-Of-The-Nation Plays
National Iconography
Nations Under Duress
Cosmopolitanism: Beyond The Nation
Convivial Theatre
Conclusion
Further Reading.

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NADINE HOLDSWORTH is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of Joan Littlewood and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama (with Mary Luckhurst).

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NADINE HOLDSWORTH is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of Joan Littlewood and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama (with Mary Luckhurst).

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