Synopses & Reviews
What is globalization? What role is there for the theatre in a globalizing world? Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Shakespeare to Robert Lepage, tragedy to advertising, this original and provocative book explores the contribution that the theatre has made to our slowly evolving consciousness of our world as a whole.
I heartily recommend this book. Its arguments are clear, committed and engaging. And there are some very good jokes. Youre in for a treat. Mark Ravenhill
'A lively read that makes clear why thinking about theatre and globalization matters and how these two terms are imbricated with/in each other.' Janelle Reinelt, Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick
About the Author
DAN REBELLATO is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. He has published widely on contemporary theatre, including his book 1956 and All That (1999). He is Associate Editor of Contemporary Theatre Review, a contributing editor for New Theatre Quarterly and co-editor of the Theatre& series. He is also an award-winning playwright, and his work (plays and translations/ adaptations) has been performed in Berlin and London, on the fringe, in the West End, at the National Theatre, the Young Vic, and on BBC Radio.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface
Artaud at the Balinese Theatre
What is Globalization?
Theatre and Globalization?
Its the Economy, Stupid
Globalization: For and Against
A Short History of the Theatre Programme
The Anti-globalization Movement
Universals and Theatre
Cosmopolitanism vs. Globalization