Theatre Migrants 1850–1918: Motivations, Trajectories, Impacts
With the advent of steamships and railways, the phenomenon of mobility, and especially the phenomenon of emigration, took on a new dimension in the nineteenth century. In Europe, intra-European migration and emigration overseas proceeded side by side: millions of Europeans left their homelands and moved to foreign countries and continents. Many people from the theatre business were involved in this process. Their emigration was usually difficult, involved deprivation and triggered xenophobia, but at the same time it increased the potential for creativity and led to major institutional and aesthetical transformations. In this conference we are looking for nuanced investigations of the motivations and experiences of European theatre migrants, we reconstruct their routes and connections across geographic and cultural borders and ask for the impacts their emigrations had for the theatre (business) of the time.
Keynote Lecture, 29 March, 5.30 p.m.
Ruthie Abeliovich (University of Haifa / CAS Visiting Fellow): The Rise and Fall of Moyshe Hurwitz
Ort und Anmeldung
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