The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics

 
 
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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics is a volume of critical essays, provocations, and interventions on the most important questions faced by today's writers, critics, audiences, and theatre and performance makers. Featuring texts written by scholars and artists who are diversely situated (geographically, culturally, politically, and institutionally), its multiple perspectives broadly address the question "How can we be political now?"





To respond to this question, Peter Eckersall and Helena Grehan have created eight galvanising themes as frameworks or rubrics to rethink the critical, creative, and activist perspectives on questions of politics and theatre. Each theme is linked to a set of guiding keywords:











Post (post consensus, post-Brexit, post-Fukushima, post-neoliberalism, post-humanism, post-global financial crisis, post-acting, the real)







Assembly (assemblage, disappearance, permission, community, citizen, protest, refugee)







Gap (who is in and out, what can be seen/heard/funded/allowed)







Institution (visibility/darkness, inclusion, rules)







Machine (biodata, surveillance economy, mediatisation)







Message (performance and conviction, didacticism, propaganda)







End (suffering, stasis, collapse, entropy)







Re. (reset, rescale, reanimate, reimagine, replay: how to bring complexity back into the public arena, how art can help to do this).








These themes were developed in conversation with key thinkers and artists in the field, and the resulting texts engage with artistic works across a range of modes including traditional theatre, contemporary performance, public protest events, activism, and community and participatory theatre.





Suitable for academics, performance makers, and students, The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics explores questions of how to be political in the early 21st century, by exploring how theatre and performance might provoke, unsettle, reinforce, or productively destabilise the status quo.
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Peter Eckersall is Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Centre, CUNY, and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Recent publications include New Media Dramaturgy (with Edward Scheer and Helena Grehan, 2017) and The Dumb Type Reader (with Edward Scheer and Fujii Shintaro, 2017).

Helena Grehan is Professor of Creative Arts at Murdoch University. She writes on performance and politics, spectatorship and ethics, and new media dramaturgy. Her most recent books are New Media Dramaturgy (with Edward Scheer and Peter Eckersall, 2017) and William Yang: Stories of Love and Death (with Edward Scheer).

List of Illustrations





Notes on Contributors





Acknowledgements








1. A Dramaturgy of Cultural Activism


Helena Grehan and Peter Eckersall








PART I: POST





2. Reflections Upon the `Post': Towards a Cultural History and a Performance-Oriented Perspective


Andy Lavender





3. Post-Dictatorship Chilean Theatre and the Political Imperative: Ictus' Esto (no) es un testamento


Jennifer Joan Thompson





4. After the Referendum: When the Theatre Tries to do `Something'


Marilena Zaroulia





5. Arab Political Theatre Post-Arab Spring


Marvin Carlson





6. Queer Politics/Nostalgia: Performing the UpStairs Lounge Fire of 1973


Sean F. Edgecomb





7. Contemporary Theatre, the Contemporary, and Historicity


C. J. W.-L. Wee





8. The vita perfumativa and Post-dramatic, Post-conceptual Personae


Jon McKenzie





9. Post-98 Indonesian Theatre and Performance: Politics Between a war of Loudness and the Dramaturgy of a Silencer


Ugoran Prasad





10. The Theatre of Posthuman Immunity


Joao Florencio





11. Revolutionary Trends at the South African National Arts Festival


Anton Krueger





12. The Cultural and Political Impact of Post-migrant Theatre in Germany


Azadeh Sharifi





13. Staging Post-Democracy in State 1-4 by Rimini Protokoll


Imanuel Schipper





14. Parsing the Post: The Post-Political and its Utility (or not) for Performance


Janelle Reinelt








PART II: ASSEMBLY





15. Hosts of Angels: Climate Guardians and Quiet Activism


Denise Varney





16. Reflecting upon Freedom with Meiro Koizumi


Shintaro Fujii





17. An Assembly of Mourning: Documentary Theatre as a Mode Alternative Historiography


Kai Tuchmann





18. Assembly as Community: Politics and Performance in Late 20th- and Early 21st-Century Buenos Aires


Jean Graham-Jones





19. Advocacy, Allies, and `Allies of Convenience' in Performance and Performative Protest


Bree Hadley





20. From Revolution to Figuration: A Genealogy of Philippine Protest Performances


Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco and Bryan Levina Viray.





21. The Politics of Care: Play, Stillness and Social Presence.


Michael Balfour





22. Assembling Non-Presence in The Aborigine is Present


Lara Stevens





23. 100% Tokyo (2013) by Rimini Protokoll as a Political Forum by Emancipated Performers and Audience Members


Ken Hagiwara





24. Lessons in Revolting: A Postdramatic Theatre in Egypt


Areeg Ibrahim





25. Obscene Public Speech


Tony Fisher








PART III: GAP





26. Dogwhistle Performance: Concealing White Supremacy in Right-wing Populism


Shannon Steen





27. Arkadas Kalabilir miyiz?/Can we remain friends? A Reflection on the Politics of Land, Performance and Friendship


OEzgul Akinci





28. The Construction of Material Referentiality in Chilean Theatre: Los que van quedando en el camino (2010)


Milena Grass Kleiner





29. To Rest in the Gap: Possibilities for Another Politics through Theatre


Jazmin Badong Llana





30. `You are Bernarda': Marginalised Roma Women Take on the Main Spanish Stages


Mara Valderrama





31. Dancing in the Gap


Rachael Swain





32. Touring San Francisco's Chinatown: Collective Memories and Peripatetic Performance


Sean Metzger and Marike Splint





33. `It's Just Not Right': Performing Homelessness in Kalisolaite `Uhila's Mo'ui Tukuhausia


Emma Willis





34. `Resisting Production': The Slow Politics of Theatre


Mark Fleishman





35. The Speculative Collectivity of the Global Transnational, or, Social Practice and the International Division of Labour


Veronica Tello





36. Acts of Collaboration and Disruption: Notes on the Asylum Ballet Uropa


Solveig Gade








PART IV: INSTITUTION





37. The Power of Abuse


Jen Harvie





38. Institutional Aesthetics and the Crisis of Leadership


Christopher Balme





39. The Politics of Teaching Theatre


Glenn D'Cruz





40. Going Feral: Queerly De-Domesticating the Institution (and Running Wild)


Alyson Campbell





41. Artists versus the City: The Curious Story of the Jakarta Arts Council 1968-2017


Helly Minarti





42. Festival Dramaturgy


Ong Keng Sen





43. `100-Days House': Blackout as Political Action


Konstantina Georgelou





44. The Performative Institution


Edward Scheer





45. Punishment and Chaos


David Pledger








PART V: MACHINE





46. Maria Lucia Cruz Correia's Urban Action Clinic GARDEN: A Political Ecology with Diplomats of Dissensus and Composite Bodies Engaged in Intra-Action


Christel Stalpaert





47. Docile Subjects: From Theatres of Automata to the Machinery of Twenty-first-century Media


Evelyn Wan





48. The Human Object in Oriza Hirata's I, Worker and Sayonara


Sarah Lucie





49. Clarke and Dawe's Mock Interviews and the Politics of Duration


Yuji Sone





50. Exposing the Machinic Present: Rimini Protokoll's Theatre of Operations


Timon Beyes





51. Performances of Exposure: Santiago Sierra's Ethical Interruptions


Gabriella Calchi Novati





52. VOID


Kristof van Baarle





53. Performance in the Biosphere: or, a Theatre of Things


Eddie Paterson








PART VI: MESSAGE





54. How does the Riot Speak?


Sophie Nield





55. The Hopeless Courage of Confronting Contemporary Realities: Milo Rau's `Globally Conceived Theatre of Humanity'


Peter M. Boenisch





56. Ibsen as Method: Critical Theatre for the Era of Post-Truth Politics


Andrew Goldberg





57. Facing Fear: the Radical Reversal of Narratives of Risk


Sigrid Merx





58. Form and Violence: Beyond Theatrical Content


Eero Laine





59. The Message is Maori: The Politics of Haka in Performance


Nicola Hyland





60. A Theatre of the Middle Way: Buddhism, Convictions, and Social Engagement in Burma/Myanmar


Matthew Yoxall





61. Contemporary Chilean Political Theatre between Opacity and Propaganda: the Case of Colectivo Zoologico's Dark


Fabian Escalona





62. Flanerie of the Mind: Beyene Haile's Asmara Play as a Dramaturgy of the Street
Christine Matzke





63. Acting on Behalf of Themselves: the Theatrical Politics of Child's Play


Bryoni Trezise








PART VII: END





64. End and Interval


Joe Kelleher





65. `Stage Managing' Ruins in Lebanon's Borderlands


Ella Parry-Davies





66. Striving, Falling, Performing: Phenomenologies of Mood and Apocalypse


Peta Tait





67. Plastic Animals in Praxes of Metamorphosis


Eve Katsouraki





68. Against Staging Apocalyptic Disasters with Butoh Dance: Ohno Yoshito's Flower and Bird/Inside and Outside


Hayato Kosuge





69. Theatre and Eschatological Politics


Felipe Cevera





70. Holstein's hair: The Politics of Decadence in The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein's Splat!


Adam Alston





71. Performance as Infrastructure and Institutional Unlearnings


Gigi Argyropoulou





72. Radically Dead Art in the Beautiful End Times


Peter Eckersall








PART VIII: RE





73. A Chinese Catastrophe? The Moving Target of Political Theatre


Paul Rae





74. Preserved by Permafrost: Reanimating and Reimagining Complexity in Canada's Klondike Gold Rush


Phoebe Rumsey





75. The Situated Performative: Considering the Politics of the Pause in Performance


Alexa Taylor





76. Between Resistance and Consensus: The Mercurial Dramaturgy of The Necessary Stage


Melissa Wansin Wong





77. Open Platforms for Dialogue and Difference: Critical Leadership in Singapore Theatre


Charlene Rajendran





78. Geomnemonic Performance: Activating Political Ontology through Unsettled Remains


Daphna Ben-Shaul





79. Art, Politics and the Promise of Rupture: Reimagining the Manifesto in an Age of Overflow


Helena Grehan





80. Re-visit/ Re-Examine/ Re-Contextualise/ Re-Ignite: Protest and Activism as Performance


Sarah Ann Standing





81. Evidencing Slow Making in One-to-One Performance at the Proximity Festival


Renee Newman





82. Re-Inventing a Political Theatre in Burkina Faso


Heather Jeanne Denyer








Index
This impressive companion offers deep analysis and extensive international coverage of performances, contexts, theories and geographies. The eight terms that structure it creatively disrupt conventional perceptions of politics and standard ways of thinking about theatre's impact. The length of each short essay belies both its complexity and its contribution to productive negotiations between theatre and politics.









Professor Joanne Tompkins, The University of Queensland















The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics provides crucially diverse and consistently inspiring clarion calls to action. A rich collection of interventions from across our contemporary world, The Companion offers vital examples of cultural activism that readers might engage, develop and deliver in their own acts of political performance.












Professor Susan Bennett, University of Calgary

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