International Theatre Olympics

The Artistic and Intercultural Power of Olympism

Authors: Kim, Jae Kyoung

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  • Examines the six Theatre Olympics to date: the first in Delphi, Greece (1995), the second in Shizuoka, Japan; (1999), the third in Moscow, Russia (2001), the fourth in Istanbul, Turkey (2006), the fifth in Seoul, Korea (2010), and the sixth in Beijing, China (2014)
  • Gives readers a practical idea of trends in contemporary world theatre through the lens of a unique literary festival
  • Considers the links between theatre, cultural, political and economic exchange and on how specific festivals reflect the political and cultural situation of the country
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This pivot examines how the Theatre Olympics, born in 1995, have served to enrich each host country’s culture, community, and foreign relations. Looking at the host country’s political, social, and cultural circumstances, it considers how the festival expands the notion of Olympism beyond its application to the Olympic Games, expressing the spirit of Olympism and interculturalism in each country’s distinct cultural language.
It also emphasizes the festival’s development over the twenty years of its existence and how each festival’s staging has reflected the national identity, theatre tradition, and cultural interest of the hosting country at that time, as well as how each festival director’s artistic principle has attempted to accomplish cultural exchange through their productions.

About the authors

Jae Kyoung Kim, completed her PhD in Theatre studies at the University of Georgia, USA and is currently a teaching professor at Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea. Her research is primarily focused on international theatre festivals, intercultural theatre, and East-Asian theatre.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Theatre Olympics
Book Subtitle
The Artistic and Intercultural Power of Olympism
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2573-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2573-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2572-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9655-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 151
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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