Theatre and Nation

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

Theatre and 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 ...

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Overview

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

Theatre and 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.

Drawing on international examples, Theatre and Nation is essential reading for those studying the relationship between theatre and national identity and theatre and society.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Nadine Holdsworth's excellent book offers a persuasive overview of the ways nation and national identity have been present in a whole range of theatrical practices.” —Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre, London

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230218710
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Series: Theatre And Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,552,450
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

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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