Staging Nationalism: Essays on Theatre and National Identity

Staging Nationalism: Essays on Theatre and National Identity

by Kiki Gounaridou (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786422043
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/05/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kiki Gounaridou teaches theatre history and theory in the Department of Theatre at Smith College. She has published articles, books, and reviews on theatre. An award-winning theatre director, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Theatre and Nationalism: Introductory Remarks and Acknowledgments 1



Reconstructing the Nation: Conflicting Cultural Imaginaries in Eighteenth-Century Poland 11

Celebrating the Revolution While the King Is Still on the Throne: The Fall of the Bastille and the Festival of Federation (July 1790) 32

Athenian Prologue to an American Theatre 48

Herder and European Theatre 63

Historical Avant-Garde Performance and Japanese Nationalism 86

Remembering and Forgetting: Greek Tragedy as National History in Postwar Japan 126

The Critical Absence of Indonesia in W.S. Rendra’s Village 141

Robert Lepage: Product of Québec? 167

Staging the Nation on the Ruins of the Past: An Investigation of Mexican Archeological Performance 186

The Corpse of Algerian Identity: Achour Ouamara’s La Défunte (The Deceased) 211



About the Contributors 229

Index 233

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