Tracy C. Davis, a specialist in performance theory, theatre historiography and research methodology, addresses three cases of mermaid shows in aquariums (in Germany, Denmark, the USA), studied both by means of ethnographic interviews and performance analysis techniques.
This international conference examines the crisis of theatre in Europe. Across the continent we can observe significant institutional challenges and transformations: funding cuts, demographic changes, media and technological innovations, political interventions, movements in the public sphere, shifts in aesthetic tastes and moods. Each alone is seldom enough to cause a crisis, but in combination they do.
Robert Icke will give a brief lecture on a topic related to his work to date. This will be followed by a Q & A with Duška Radosavljević, Reader in Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Please join Kate Elswit at the book launch to celebrate the recent publication of Theatre & Dance (Theatre& series, 2018). This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance.
This paper is part of a larger book-length project which seeks to map the socio-political influence of touring actresses as public, moving women in the lead up to, and early phases of, the movement for women’s suffrage in the English-speaking word. Dr Kate Flaherty is Senior Lecturer in English and Drama at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on how drama plays on the stage of public culture.
In this year's 2018 Edward Gordon Craig Lecture, Oliver Frljić will reflect on his latest productions (Our Violence and Your Violence, The Curse and Gorki – an Alternative for Germany?) and the ways in which the theatrical medium can be used as a performative tool in a broader social arena. Frljić will also discuss the overlaps and intersections of political and theatrical representation in his work, examining the ways in which the 21st century has revealed some deep crises of democracy as a form of political representation.