Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations

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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.

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Overview

How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.

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LARA D. NEILSEN is assistant professor in Theatre and Dance at Macalester College, USA, where she teaches Theatre and Performance Studies. She has published articles and reviews in Performance Research, Women & Performance, Contemporary Theatre Review, Theatre Jourbanal, Jourbanal of Dramatic Theory & Criticism, TDR, Law Culture, and the Humanities, and e-misferica.

PATRICIA YBARRA is associate professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University, USA. She is the author of Performing Conquest (Michigan, 2009). She has published articles and reviews in Theatre Jourbanal, Radical History Review, Aztlan, Latin American Theatre Review and the Jourbanal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; L.D.Nielsen & P.Ybarra
PART I: INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIES
Irreal Entries; L.Nielsen
Nintendo Museum: intercultural pedagogy, neoliberal citizenship, and a theatre without actors; M.Werry
Bentin Archaeologies of Empire: Colonial Hollywood and the Neoliberal Academy; S.Calderon
Neoliberalism and the Global University; E.B.Lim
Branding the Revolution: Hair Redux; D.Savran
PART II: MODES OF TRANSMISSION
I Feel For You; P.Anderson
Staging a Moving Map in Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis' Stuck Elevator; K.Shimakawa
Fighting for a Future in a Free Trade World; P.Ybarra
Unchecked Popularity: Neoliberal Circulations of Black Dance; T.Defrantz
PART III: FORMAL ECONOMIES
Model Dissent: Luu Quang Vu and the Melodramatic Performance of Renovation in Post-War Vietnam; K.T.Ngyuen
Representational Practices and Real Abstractionsin Early Eighteenth-Century London; M.Kobialka
The Gift of the New Orleans Second Line; M.Olsen
Wole Soyinka's The Beatification of Area Boy as Neoliberal Kaleidoscope; C.Cole
PART IV: SITES OF ARTICULATION
Teatro VisiĆ³n and the Limits of Chicano Politics in Neoliberal Space; J.Rossini
Repairing Teatro Oficina Perdiz; N.Tenenblat
Palimpsestic City: Nostalgia and Adaptation in Neoliberal Bangalore; J.Menon
Desiring the Stage: The Interplay of Mobility and Resistance; D.Larasati
The Future of Water: Environmental Theatre Experiences Urban Space; M.Joseph
Index

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