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Author Koski, Pirkko, author
Title Finland's National Theatre 1974-1991 : the two decades of generational contests, cultural upheavals, and international Cold War politics / authored by Pirkko Koski ; translated by Kayleigh Töyrä
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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 Modern History Library  792.094897 K86    AVAILABLE    30550100707106
Descript x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge advances in theatre and performance
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The Finnish National Theatre and the changing field of theatre -- Experiencing, conveying, and interpreting -- The creators of the artistic direction -- A national landmark renewed and replenished -- The national mission driving the National Theatre's programming -- High and low in the context of the domestic repertoire -- Finnish history without a nationalist slant -- Significant literary works as national interpretations -- Modern dramatic classics -- New Eastern European drama -- New plays from the West -- Social upheaval on the national stage -- Popular and commercial elements and National Theatre press debates -- The advent of the small and the young -- Theatre company visits from the East and the West -- To conclude: The National Theatre during a time of transition
"This study analyses the Finnish National Theatre's activities throughout the decades during which the post-war generation with its new societal and theatrical views was rising to power, and during which Europe, divided by the Iron Curtain, was maturing to break the boundaries dividing it. Pirkko Koski summarizes the activities of the Finnish National Theatre as a cultural factor and as a part of the Finnish theatre field during 1970s and 1980s. Alongside this he examines the general requirements, resources, and structures for activity, including artists, places, geographical position, performances, and the analysis on the societal conditions. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of European theatre and history"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Koski, Pirkko. Suomen Kansallisteatteri ristipaineissa Finland's National Theatre 1974-1991 Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022 9781003047667 (DLC) 2021045110
Subject Suomen Kansallisteatteri -- History -- 20th century
Theaters -- Finland -- History -- 20th century
Alt Author Töyrä, Kayleigh, translator
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