Theatre and Globalization

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Overview

Learn how theatre and globalization have affected each other over the past century, and how to conduct your own research on global theatre histories.

Syllabus

Definitions, Methods, and Resources for Writing Global Theatre Histories
- Introductions with definitions of "theatre" and "globalization"; conceptualizing 'global theatre histories'; overview of online resources for researching the history of theatre during the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Theatre on the move: Migration, Mobility and Modernization
-How we can relate migration and mobility to the dissemination of theatre.

Global Players: Actors, Managers and Agents
- Actors, Managers, and Theatrical Agents; with a focus on the people who organized the global migration of theatre.

Global Hubs and Local Theatres
-Theatre Buildings as 'Cultural Hubs' and 'Contact Zones'; methodologies and concepts for approaching theatres as places where different people, languages, and cultures met and interacted.

East versus West: Cold War Rivaleries
-Theatre and the Cold War; theatre as a site of the rivalry between East and West.

Festivalization, Megamusical and Theatrical Global Media
-Festivals, Megamusicals, and Livestreaming; how contemporary types of theatre reflect globalization and new technologies.

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