Contemporary Performance InterActions

Performing New German Realities

Turkish-German Scripts of Postmigration

Authors: Stewart, Lizzie

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  • Represents the first English-language monograph dedicated to theatre and migration in contemporary Germany
  • Engages with current and timely political debates surrounding refugees in Europe
  • Enables comparative perspectives on theatre and migration to emerge across and beyond European contexts
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'One in four people in Germany today have a so-called migration background, however, the relationship between theatre and migration there has only recently begun to take centre stage. Indeed, fifty years after large-scale Turkish labour migration to the Federal Republic of Germany began, theatre by Turkish-German artists is only now becoming a consistent feature of Germany’s influential state-funded theatrical landscape. Drawing on extensive archival and field work, this book asks where, when, why, and how plays engaging with the new realities of “postmigrant” Germany have been performed over the past 30 years. Focusing on plays by renowned artists Emine Sevgi Özdamar, and Feridun Zaimoglu/Günter Senkel, it asks which new realities have been scripted in the theatrical sphere in the process – in the imaginations of playwrights, readers, audience members; in the enactment and direction of scripts on stage; and in the performance of new institutional approaches and cultural policies. Highlighting the role this theatre has played in a larger, ongoing re-scripting of the German stage, this study presents a critical perspective on contemporary European theatre and opens innovative developments in the conceptualization of theatre and post/migration from the German context to English language readers.

About the authors

Lizzie Stewart is a Lecturer at King’s College London, UK. She has previously held positions at University of Edinburgh, St Andrews, and Cambridge, all UK. Her work operates primarily at the intersection of Modern Languages, Migration Studies, and Theatre and Performance, and has focused on the relationship between labour migration and cultural production. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69848-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69847-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing New German Realities
Book Subtitle
Turkish-German Scripts of Postmigration
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69848-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69848-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69847-8
Series ISSN
2634-5870
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 322
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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