Performance and the Politics of Space

With regard to the performance space, it thus appears to make little sense to apply the notion of politics to an emancipatory practice alone. Rather, the history of theatre demonstrates that, within the theatrical space, repression and ...

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415509688

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 320

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This collection asks what's at stake when a theatrical space is created and when a performance takes place: under what circumstances the topology of theatre becomes political. It visits a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, and of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts in theatre history and contemporary performance.

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