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Transnational Theatre Histories

Transnational Chinese Theatres

Intercultural Performance Networks in East Asia

Authors: Ferrari, Rossella

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  • Combines textual, performance, and discourse analysis to cover a broad spectrum of productions
    Includes analysis of productions and practitioners from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore to foreground historical and contemporary intersections between these scenes
    Draws attention to transnational networks and modalities of intercultural collaboration

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This is the first systematic study of networks of performance collaboration in the contemporary Chinese-speaking world and of their interactions with the artistic communities of the wider East Asian region. It investigates the aesthetics and politics of collaboration to propose a new transnational model for the analysis of Sinophone theatre cultures and to foreground the mobility and relationality of intercultural performance in East Asia. The research draws on extensive fieldwork, interviews with practitioners, and direct observation of performances, rehearsals, and festivals in Asia and Europe. It offers provocative close readings and discourse analysis of an extensive corpus of hitherto untapped sources, including unreleased video materials and unpublished scripts, production notes, and archival documentation.

About the authors

Rossella Ferrari is Reader in Chinese and Theatre Studies at SOAS University of London, UK. She is the author of Pop Goes the Avant-garde: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary China (Seagull Books/University of Chicago Press, 2012), the first English-language monograph to examine the development of Chinese avant-garde theatre since the Cultural Revolution, and Da Madre Coraggio e i suoi figli a Jiang Qing e i suoi mariti: Percorsi brechtiani in Cina (Cafoscarina, 2004), on the reception of Bertolt Brecht in China.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Tale of Multiple Cities—Setting the Stage for Transnational Chinese Theatres

    Pages 1-31

    Ferrari, Rossella

  • Rhizomes, Radicants, and Journeys: Transnational Chinese Theatres as Networks of Intercultural Collaboration

    Pages 33-69

    Ferrari, Rossella

  • Hong Kong Transfers: Transmedial Travels in the Theatre of Relations

    Pages 71-137

    Ferrari, Rossella

  • Performing the 38th Parallel Across the Taiwan Strait: Territorial Divides and Theatrical Dialogues in East Asia

    Pages 139-206

    Ferrari, Rossella

  • Trans-Asian Spectropoetics: Conjuring War and Violence on the Haunted Stage of History

    Pages 207-279

    Ferrari, Rossella

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-37273-6
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Hardcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Chinese Theatres
Book Subtitle
Intercultural Performance Networks in East Asia
Authors
Series Title
Transnational Theatre Histories
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37273-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37273-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37272-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 306
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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