Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural Transactions in Australasia

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Springer, Apr 12, 2007 - Performing Arts - 245 pages
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This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training.
 

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Contents

Performing Cosmopolitics
1
1 AntiCosmopolitan Encounters
21
2 Indigenizing Australian Theatre
47
3 Asianizing Australian Theatre
82
4 Marketing Difference at the Adelaide Festival
112
Case Studies
131
6 Asian Australian Hybrid Praxis
166
Ethics Embodiment Efficacy
186
Cosmopolitics in the New Millennium
207
Notes
213
Bibliography
221
Index
236
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HELEN GILBERT is Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and co-convenor of the College's interdisciplinary Postcolonial Research Group. Her books include Sightlines: Race, Gender and Nation in Contemporary Australian Theatre (1998), Post-colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics (with Joanne Tompkins, 1996) and Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001).

JACQUELINE LO is Reader in English and Head of the School of Humanities at the Australian National University, Australia. She is the author of Staging Nation: English Language Theatre in Malaysia and Singapore (2004) and Chair of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network.