Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World: An Anthology

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Chinua Thelwell
Routledge, 2016 - Theater - 240 pages
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Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World presents a radical re-examination of the ways in which demographic shifts will impact theater and performance culture in the twenty-first century.

Editor Chinua Thelwell brings together the revealing insights of artists, scholars, and organizers to produce a unique intersectional conversation about the transformative potential of theater.

Opening with a case study of the New WORLD Theater and moving on to a fascinating range of essays, the book looks at five main themes:

  • Changing demographics
  • Future aesthetics
  • Making institutional space
  • Critical multiculturalism
  • Polyculturalism

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About the author (2016)

Chinua Thelwell is an assistant professor of History and Africana Studies at the College of William and Mary. His research focuses on the racial politics of performance in the Atlantic world.

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