The New Finnish Theatre

The New Finnish Theatre

by Jeff Johnson
     
 

With its impressive variety of theater, Finland is a superpower of performing arts. Finnish theater, however, is presently a hotbed of cultural debate regarding the artistic quality of its performances. This comprehensive overview of contemporary theater explores many of the most contentious questions concerning applied theater, its devised methods, and the

Overview

With its impressive variety of theater, Finland is a superpower of performing arts. Finnish theater, however, is presently a hotbed of cultural debate regarding the artistic quality of its performances. This comprehensive overview of contemporary theater explores many of the most contentious questions concerning applied theater, its devised methods, and the corresponding challenges presented to traditional definitions of theater and related arts. Through interviews with new writers and directors, and first-hand accounts of recent performances, this study attempts to define what it means today to say "Finnish theater." It also addresses issues concerning Finland's emergence as a cultural player within the European Union and implications for its evolving national identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786448609
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Series:
Performing Arts/Theater
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Johnson is a playwright and teacher. Recipient of numerous awards, he is the author of three previous books on theater and cinema.

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