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The theatrical public sphere

Author: Christopher B Balme
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first in-depth study of theatre's relationship to the public sphere in a wide range of cultural and historical contexts.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher B Balme
ISBN: 9781316638873 1316638871 9781107006836 110700683X
OCLC Number: 1005106271
Description: xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Locating the theatrical public sphere; 2. Reciprocal articulations: from playbills to blogs; 3. Openings and closures: puritans and the pilloried stage; 4. The prophet on stage: theatre, religion and the transnational public sphere; 5. Thresholds of tolerance and the publicity of scandal; 6. Distributed aesthetics and the global public sphere.
Responsibility: Christopher B. Balme.


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'Balme presents us with a fascinating tour de force ... he is not only able to unravel a persuasive argument and extend Habermas' theory to performance, but by doing so he also questions the very Read more...

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