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Theatre and Globalization
What is globalization? What role is there for the theatre in a globalizing world? Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Shakespeare to Robert Lepage, tragedy to advertising, this original and provocative book explores the contribution that the theatre has made to our slowly evolving consciousness of our world as a whole.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published June 2nd 2009)
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What I liked about this book(let) is that it's clear, concise, and a good launching pad to start asking questions about the role of theatre in a free market economy. I found his invocation of Kant's categorical imperative to be an intuitive shift in terminology from "globalization" and theatre (or anything other than the economy) to "cosmopolitanism." It's a little too neat and utopic but I think it's a good starting point to begin a discussion. I would really like to read the rest of the series ...more