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Author Hauptfleisch, Temple
Title Festivalising! : Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2007
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Descript 1 online resource (336 pages)
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Series Themes in Theatre Ser. ; v.v. 3
Themes in Theatre Ser
Note Intro -- Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture -- CONTENTS -- Preface - festival cultures -- Introduction - the festivalising process -- PART ONE THEATRICAL EVENTS FESTIVALISED -- Festivals as theatrical events: building theories -- Festivals, theatrical events and communicative interactions -- Festivals as eventifying systems -- PART TWO EVENTIFYING THEATRE FESTIVALS -- The theatricality of the Verona Opera Festival -- The Out-of-the-Box Festival of Early Childhood: fashioning the boutique festival for children -- In search of the rainbow: The Little Karoo National Arts Festival and the search for cultural identity in South Africa -- Playing politics at the Adelaide Festival -- Hybrid festivals. The Mickery Theatre: in search of A dramaturgy of fragmentation -- PART THREE THEATRE FESTIVALS AS NATIONAL EVENTS -- Ideology in movement and a movement in ideology: the Deutsche Tanzfestspiele 1934 -- Iranian theatre festivalised -- The Israeli National Community Theatre Festival, the real and the imagined -- The values of a festival - the Swedish Theatre Biennale -- PART FOUR FESTIVAL CULTURE AS THEATRICAL EVENTS -- Burning Man: festival culture in the United States - festival culture in a global perspective -- Community building within a festival frame - working-class celebrations in Germany 1918-33 -- Festivals in religious or spiritual contexts: examples from Japan, China, India and Bangladesh -- The Feast of Saint Nicholas in the Low Countries -- Searching for Tennessee: performative identity and the theatrical event. Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival -- Abstracts -- Biographies
Throughout the world festivals are growing - in numbers, in size, in significance - and serve as spaces where aesthetic encounters, religious and political celebrations, economic investments and public entertainment can take place. In this sense, festivals are theatrical events.This volume contains discussions of 14 diverse festival events from five continents across the globe, written by members of the IFTR/FIRT Working Group on the Theatrical Event, the same group that has produced the ground-breaking study Theatrical Events - Borders Dynamics Frames in 2004 (also published by Rodopi). The events discussed here range from traditional carnivals and festivals to more controversial theatre, dance and opera festivals, children's festivals and community events, as well as saints' and workers' festivities. All of these constitute part of the local playing cultures and take on significant political roles, nationally and regionally. The authors explore and extend the theoretical frames of reference for any contemporary discussion of theatrical events and festivals, in order to provide a new and fresh perspective on past and present festival culture across the globe
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hauptfleisch, Temple Festivalising! : Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture Amsterdam : BRILL,c2007 9789042022218
Subject Drama festivals -- Political aspects.;Drama festivals -- Social aspects.;Festivals -- Political aspects.;Festivals -- Social aspects.;Theater and society
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Alt Author Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith
Martin, Jacqueline
Sauter, Willmar
Schoenmakers, Henri
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