Performance and Cosmopolitics
Cross-cultural Transactions in Australasia
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Performance and Cosmopolitics by Helen Gilbert
Book DescriptionThis ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230003408
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Performance and Cosmopolitics, Paperback (April 2007)
This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training.
Postcolonial Plays, Hardback (April 2001)» View all books by Helen Gilbert
This book brings together contemporary plays from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and India - countries which have all experienced Imperialism.
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Author Biography - Helen Gilbert
HELEN GILBERT is Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and co-convenor of the College's interdisciplinary Postcolonial Research Group. Her books include Sightlines: Race, Gender and Nation in Contemporary Australian Theatre (1998), Post-colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics (with Joanne Tompkins, 1996) and Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001). JACQUELINE LO is Reader in English and Head of the School of Humanities at the Australian National University, Australia. She is the author of Staging Nation: English Language Theatre in Malaysia and Singapore (2004) and Chair of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network.
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