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    Witness onstage: documentary theatre in Twenty-first Century Russia

    Flynn, Molly (2019) Witness onstage: documentary theatre in Twenty-first Century Russia. Theatre: Theory – Practice – Performance. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526126191. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: As the Kremlin's crackdown on freedom of expression continues to tighten, Russian playwrights and directors are using documentary theatre to create space for the public discussion of injustice in the civic sphere and its connections to the country's twentieth-century past. Witness Onstage traces the history of documentary theatre's rapid growth in twenty-first century Russia and situates the form within the socio-political setting of the Putin years. It argues that through the practice of performing documents, Russian theatre artists are creating a new type of cultural and historical archive that challenges the dominance of state-sponsored media and invites individuals to participate in a collective renegotiation of cultural narratives.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 14:24
    Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21156

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