CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354
This talk addresses the potential implications -- political, social, aesthetic -- of contextualizing Central and East Euopean theater and performance through the prism of postcolonial critique. Theater and opera were essential to nation-building because they provided a platform for the evolution of a national discourse while enacting and solidifying a sense of shared national identity. For this very reason, they also became politically contested sites.
Magda Romanska is an Associate Professor at Emerson College, Chair of the Transmedia Arts seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, and Executive Director of TheTheatreTimes.com, the largest digital theatre portal. She is the author or editor of four books: The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor; Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism; The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy; and Boguslaw Schaeffer: An Anthology. Her fifth book, Theater Machine: Tadeusz Kantor in Context, is forthcoming.
Magda Romanska, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy, Emerson College; Center Associate, Davis Center
Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
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