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After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political (Theatre Theory Practice Performance MUP)

Bryce Lease

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ISBN 10: 178499295X / ISBN 13: 9781784992958
Published by Manchester University Press, 2016
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Title: After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political ...

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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After '89 takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After 1989, the theatre has retained its historical role as the crucial space for debating and interrogating cultural and political identities. Providing access to scholarship and criticism not readily accessible to an English-speaking readership, this study surveys the rebirth of the theatre as a site of public intervention and social criticism since the establishment of democracy and the proliferation of theatre makers that have flaunted cultural commonplaces and begged new questions of Polish culture. Lease argues that the most significant change in performance practice after 1989 has been from opposition to the state to a more pluralistic practice that engages with marginalised identities purposefully left out of the rhetoric of freedom and independence.

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Bryce Lease is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London

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