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Theatre and Globalization
 
Series: Theatre And
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
02 Jun 2009
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What is globalization? What role is there for the theatre in a globalizing world?
 
This original and provocative book explores the contribution that theatre has made to our slowly evolving consciousness of our world as a whole. Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Chekhov to Complicite, tragedy to advertising, the book argues for theatre's importance as a site of resistance to the ruthless spread of the global market.

Foreword by Mark Ravenhill


Description


What is globalization? What role is there for the theatre in a globalizing world?
 
This original and provocative book explores the contribution that theatre has made to our slowly evolving consciousness of our world as a whole. Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Chekhov to Complicite, tragedy to advertising, the book argues for theatre's importance as a site of resistance to the ruthless spread of the global market.

Foreword by Mark Ravenhill


Reviews

'[a] brilliant series...these mini paperbacks each give an insightful, focused overview of a key topic...start collecting now.' - Whatsonstage.com

'...Palgrave Macmillan's excellent new outward-looking, eclectic Theatre& ... series.These short books, written by leading theatre academics, do much to reintroduce some of the brightest names in theatre academia to the general reader. Plus, the matrix of references to bigger books soon builds quite a comprehensive catch-up reading list for those of us who graduated more than a decade ago and are interested in where contemporary thinking is at...'
- Guardian Theatre Blog, September 2009, http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2009/sep/10/theatre-critics-academics-artists

 
'I heartily recommend this book. Its arguments are clear, committed and engaging. And there are some very good jokes. You're in for a treat.' – Mark Ravenhill

'A lively read that makes clear why thinking about theatre and globalization matters and how these two terms are imbricated with/in each other.' – Janelle Reinelt, Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick

 
'...a welcome overview of key connections between globalization theory and a range of aesthetic formations and social processes.  He explains core ideas, such as globalization, localization and cosmopolitanism, with notable clarity...' - Theatre Research International
 
'For those of us interested in the knotty paradoxes that sit at the core of theatre's meta-theatrical truth-effects – an ethics that is no longer ethics, a politics that is political for how it is yet to be imagined, an idea of the human that displaces itself the moment it is performed – these pithy glimpses at the enigma of what theatre might be doing when it does itself well are timely engagements with some of the twenty-first century's most pressing philosophical preoccupations.' - Review of Theatre & series, Performance Paradigm
 
'…an incisive, perceptive and witty polemic…' - Michael Walling, 'Guardian readers recommend their favourite books of 2010', The Guardian

'With care and richness in his methodology the author establishes insightful connections across and within issues of national, regional, temporal, and global scope. [...] With its distinctive style, directness, and informative and challenging approach to theatre studies [...] this book reflects the spirit of the [ESSE] award and promises to add significantly to further work in the field.' - The European English Messenger


Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Foreword; Mark Ravenhill 
Artaud at the Balinese Theatre
What is Globalization?
Theatre and Globalization?
It's the Economy, Stupid
Karl Marx
Nineteenth-century Globalization
Twentieth-century Globalization
Globalization: For and Against
McTheatre
A Short History of the Theatre Programme
The Anti-globalization Movement
Localization
Cosmopolitanism
Universals and Theatre
Cosmopolitanism vs. Globalization
Theatre& Cosmopolitanism
Conclusion
Further Reading
Index


Authors

DAN REBELLATO is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. He has published widely on contemporary theatre, including his book 1956 and All That (1999). He is Associate Editor of Contemporary Theatre Review, a contributing editor for New Theatre Quarterly and co-editor of the Theatre& series. He is also an award-winning playwright, and his work (plays and translations/ adaptations) has been performed in Berlin and London, on the fringe, in the West End, at the National Theatre, the Young Vic, and on BBC Radio.


Series Website

For further information about the Theatre& series, including forthcoming and published titles and biographies of the series editors, please visit the Theatre& series webpage at http://www.palgrave.com/theatre/tand.asp