Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967-1974 - Classical Presences (Hardback)
  • Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967-1974 - Classical Presences (Hardback)
zoom

Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967-1974 - Classical Presences (Hardback)

(author)
£100.00
Hardback 396 Pages / Published: 18/12/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
This volume offers a critique of cultural and intellectual life in Greece during the dictatorship of 1967-1974, discussing how Greek playwrights, directors, and actors reconceived the role of culture in a state of crisis and engaged with questions of theater's relationship to politics and community. In the early 1970s, several bold new plays appeared, resonating with the concerns of Greek public and private life. The reinvigorated Greek stage displayed an extraordinary degree of historical consciousness and embraced revisionist cultural critique as well, leading to a drastic re-shaping of the Greek theatrical landscape. Stage of Emergency is the first study to focus on these particular theatrical developments of the so-called junta era, shedding light not only on the messages and impact of the plays themselves, but also on the politics of culture and censorship affecting the Greek public during this period.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198718321
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 608 g
Dimensions: 216 x 146 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"To sum up, Gonda Van Steen's book restages the history of New Greek Theatre by conducting a "cultural history of the dictatorship" (p. 304). Her work is valuable not only because it traces out a legacy of practices and thematic and aesthetic mechanisms that constitute the theatre of the last quarter of the twentieth century as she asserts in the last paragraph of her book. It is also valuable because, as I suggest above, the impact and legacy of this cultural production might be detected in other arts like cinema. Finally, it is also politically valuable since it provides proof for a moment in history when an art form had the dynamic and the momentum to shape social consciousness, to promote democratic solutions, to be a transformative power. In that sense, the book also stands as an excavation of our contemporary political imaginary." --Afroditi Nikolaidou, FILMICON: Journal of Greek Film Studies


You may also be interested in...

Not My Father's Son
Added to basket
Drama Games for Rehearsals
Added to basket
William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Added to basket
Shakespeare (TM)s Advice to the Players
Added to basket
The Golden Rules of Acting
Added to basket
How Plays Work
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Voice and the Actor
Added to basket
Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Exposed by the Mask
Added to basket
Meisner in Practice
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Dear Me
Added to basket
£14.99
CD-Audio
Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus
Added to basket
The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit
Added to basket
Contemporary Monologues for Men
Added to basket
The Empty Space
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.