The Intercultural Performance Reader / Edition 1

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Patrice Pavis gathers together key artists and scholars from around the world to provide, for the first time, a truly international overview of the new possibilities and politics of the exciting field of intercultural performance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415081542
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/12/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrice Pavis is Professor at the University of Paris 8. Previous publications include Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture and Dictionnaire du Theatre.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a theory of interculturalism in theatre? 1
Interculturalism in Contemporary Theatre 27
Interculturalism and the Culture of Choice 41
There Are at Least Three Americas 51
The Culture of Links 63
"Remembering the Others That are Us": Transculturalism and myth in the theatre of Peter Brook 67
Brook and Mnouchkine: Passages to India? 79
"The Theatre is Oriental" 93
Hear, See, Act 99
Japanese Traces in Robert Wilson's Productions 105
Dario Fo From One Language to Another 114
The Duty to Translate 121
Antoine Vitez: The Script and the Spoken Word - Intercultural dialogue in the theatre 131
Theatre of Gesture and Image 140
The Reinvention of Theatrical Tradition: Critical discourses on interculturalism in the African Theatre 149
Languages of African Theatre: A Nigerian casebook 162
"It Is Political If It Can Be Passed On" 172
Between Separation and Integration: Intercultural strategies in contemporary Maori theatre 179
China Dream: A Theatrical Dialogue Between East and West 188
Somebody's Other: Disorientations in the cultural politics of our times 196
Eurasian Theatre 217
Eugenio Barba's Theatre Anthropology: An intercultural methodology 223
Around Theatre: The Orient - the Occident 231
Grotowski - The Absent Presence 242
The Possibilities and Politics of Intercultural Penetration and Exchange 247
Index 257
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