Performing the Intercultural City (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) (Paperback)

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Performing the Intercultural City (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) (Paperback)


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In 1971, Canada became the first country to adopt an official policy of multiculturalism. Performing the Intercultural City explores how Toronto—a representative global city in this multicultural country—stages diversity through its many intercultural theater companies and troupes. The book begins with a theoretical introduction to theatrical interculturalism. Subsequent chapters outline the historical and political context within which intercultural performance takes place; examine the ways in which Indigenous, Filipino, and Afro-Caribbean Canadian theater has developed play structures based on culturally specific forms of expression; and explore the ways that intercultural companies have used intermediality, modernist form, and intercultural discourse to mediate across cultures. Performing the Intercultural City will appeal to scholars, artists, and the theater-going public, including those in theater and performance studies, urban studies, critical multiculturalism studies, diaspora studies, critical cosmopolitanism studies, critical race theory, and cultural studies.

Ric Knowles is University Professor Emeritus of Theatre Studies, University of Guelph.

Product Details ISBN: 9780472053605
ISBN-10: 0472053604
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: September 8th, 2017
Pages: 290
Language: English
Series: Theater: Theory/Text/Performance