Of Borders and Thresholds
Theatre History, Practice, and Theory
By (author) Michal Kobialka
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Of Borders and Thresholds by Michal Kobialka
Book DescriptionThe theatre is full of borders and boundaries: between the "real" and "illusionary" conditions of the stage, between the way one acts onstage and in "real" life, between stage and audience, performance and reception. As such, theatre offers a unique opportunity to examine the construction, representation, and functioning of borders. This is the task undertaken by the authors of this volume, the first to apply the lexicon and concepts of border theory to theatre history and performance theory.The contributors, highly regarded theatre historians, theorists, and practitioners, address a wide range of border-related themes. Their topics include the construction of "America" in the sixteenth century, theatre practices in eighteenth-century England, American Latino playwrights, performances of gender and sexuality, cyborg technologies, and fashion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816630912
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michal Kobialka
Theatre/performance Historiography, Hardback (April 2015)
How do the ethical implications of writing theatrical histories complicate the historiographical imperative in our current sociopolitical context? This volume investigates a historiography whose function is to be a mode of thinking and exposes the inner contradictions in social and ideological organizations of historical subjects.
Further on, Nothing, Paperback (August 2009)
Tadeusz Kantor was regarded as one of the masters of 20th century avant-garde theatre. In this work, the author explores Kantor's theatre practice from the critical perspective of current debates about representation, memory and history. Also included in the book are new translations of Kantor's work.
Journey Through Other Spaces, Paperback (August 1993)» View all books by Michal Kobialka
Polish director Tadeusz Kantor, who died in 1990 at the age of 75, is widely recognized as one of the most important theatre artists of this century. This title provides us with a collection of Kantor's essays in English, together with the author's analysis of the corpus of Kantor's work, both written and staged.
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