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Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War

Internationale Tagung unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme (LMU) und Dr. Berenika Szymanski (Bayreuth/LMU).

17.05.2012 – 19.05.2012

The spread of communism constitutes one of the most significant global phenomena of the 20th century. Marked at turns by military expansion, political annexation and, during the course of the Cold War, also by large-scale ideological warfare, both clandestine and overt, this conflict had a cultural-political dimension conducted by various countries utilising all available media. The conference will focus on the role played by theatre and all forms of theatrical performance during the Cold War. Its purpose is to map, characterize and theorize the theatrical traffic engendered by the spread of communism especially after the Second World War until the end of the Cold War.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: David Barnett (Sussex), Anja Klöck (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig), Hanna Korsberg (Helsinki), James Smith (Oxford).

Abendvortrag am 17. Mai um 20 Uhr s.t.:

Prof. Charlotte Canning – "The Cold War Battle Ground of Catfish Row versus the Nevsky Prospekt: A U.S. Production of Porgy and Bess in the Soviet Union"

Charlotte Canning ist Professorin für Theatergeschichte an der University of Texas at Austin.

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