Theatre and Festivals (Theatre And 1st ed. 2018)

Theatre and Festivals (Theatre And 1st ed. 2018)

By: Keren Zaiontz (author)Paperback

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This succinct and engaging text rethinks the common wisdom that festivals, sites of collective celebration and play, provide a temporary reprieve from the grind of everyday, 'real' life. Keren Zaiontz explores the ways in which cultural performances of resistance that have their basis in festivals can migrate to other contexts, making festivals as much the domain of free markets and state power as that of vanguard artists and progressive social movements. Accessible and affordable, this is an ideal resource for theatre students and lovers everywhere.

About Author

Keren Zaiontz is Assistant Professor and Queen's National Scholar in the Department of Film and Media and the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen's University, Canada.

Contents

Introduction.- 1. The Myth of Opposition.- 2. Play and Practicality.- 3. The Festival in the Marketplace.- Conclusion.- Further Reading.- Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137443038
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 122
  • ID: 9781137443038
  • ISBN10: 1137443030
  • edition: 1st ed. 2018

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