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Theater and cultural politics for a new world : an anthology

Author: Chinua Thelwell
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a radical re-examination of the ways in which demographic shifts will impact theater and performance culture in the twenty-first century ... Opening with a case study of the New WORLD Theater and moving on to a range of essays, the book looks at five main themes: Changing demographics ; Future aesthetics ; Making institutional space ; Critical multiculturalism ; Polyculturalism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Thelwell
ISBN: 9781138929760 113892976X 9781138929777 1138929778
OCLC Number: 951415584
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part 1. New WORLD Theater. Fertile ground : how New WORLD Theater began / Elizabeth Mendez Berry --
Steps towards a new world / Roberta Uno --
"Imagining" and "restaging" otherwise : New WORLD Theater, memory work, and multiculturalist critique / Cathy J. Schlund-Vials --
Third World studies / Gary Y. Okihiro --
All the stage's a world : the organization of international, multicultural, and global theater companies in the US / Esther Kim Lee --
Homes at the ends of the WORLD : repertoires of access and agency out of New WORLD Theater (1979 --
2009) / Paul Bonin-Rodriguez --
Imagining a "New WORLD" : Asian American women playwrights' archives in western Massachusetts / Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns --
PART 2. New world futures : changing demographics, polyculturalism, and future aesthetics. Beyond demographics : cornerstone, New WORLD, INTAR and the theater of the possible / Michael John Garces --
Who tells your story? Hamilton, Future Aesthetics, and Haiti / Chinua Thelwell --
Life as primary text : youth speaks through the new world / James Kass --
Hip hop as pedagogy : the Hip hop theatre Initiative / Daniel Banks --
An uncharted persistence : alternative minoritarian theater in austere Chicago / Jasmine Mahmoud --
Whose space is it anyway? / Will Power --
A future for American Indian theater? / Hanay Geiogamah --
Culture, ethnicity and the inherent theater of hip-hop / Joseph Schloss --
We are not alone : a community of common values / Mark Valdez --
Tear the pages out / Le Thi Diem Thuy --
"Not a prophecy, but description" : rethinking multiculturalism in the "post-racial" moment / Jeff Chang.
Responsibility: Chinua Thelwell.

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Presents a radical re-examination of the ways in which demographic shifts will impact theater and performance culture in the twenty-first century ... Opening with a case study of the New WORLD Theater and moving on to a range of essays, the book looks at five main themes: Changing demographics ; Future aesthetics ; Making institutional space ; Critical multiculturalism ; Polyculturalism.

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