Amazon kindle ebook In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions Kathleen Gallagher 9781442630796

In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions

In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions

by Kathleen Gallagher

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
ISBN: 9781442630796
Pages: 304
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-11-23
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Why theatre now? Reflecting on the mix of challenges and opportunities that face theatre in communities that are necessarily becoming global in scope and technologically driven, In Defence of Theatre offers a range of passionate reflections on this important question. Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman bring together nineteen playwrights, actors, directors, scholars, and educators who discuss the role that theatre can – and must – play in professional, community, and educational venues. Stepping back from their daily work, they offer scholarly research, artists’ reflections, interviews, and creative texts that argue for theatre as a response to the political and cultural challenges emerging in the twenty-first century. Contributors address theatre’s contribution to local and global politics of place, its power as an antidote to various modern social ailemnts, and its pursuit of equality. Of equal concern are the systematic and practical challenges that confront those involved in realizing theatre’s full potential.