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    Stages of change: Ukraine’s theatre of displaced people

    Flynn, Molly (2020) Stages of change: Ukraine’s theatre of displaced people. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) New Drama in Russian: Performance, Politics and Protest. Library of Modern Russia. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781788313506. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: How and why does the stage, and those who perform upon it, play such a significant role in the social makeup of modern Russia, Ukraine and Belarus? In New Drama in Russian, Julie Curtis brings together an international team of leading scholars and practitioners to tackle this complex question. New Drama, which draws heavily on techniques of documentary and verbatim writing, is a key means of protest in the Russian-speaking world; since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, theatres, dramatists, and critics have collaborated in using the genre as a lens through which to explore a wide topics from human rights and crime to sexuality and racism. Yet surprisingly little has been written on this important theatrical movement. New Drama in Russian rectifies this. Through providing analytical surveys of the transnational and outspoken genre alongside case-studies of plays and interviews with playwrights, this volume sheds much-needed light on the key issues of performance, politics, and protest in the post-Soviet world. Meticulously researched and elegantly argued, this book will be of immense value to scholars of Russian cultural history and post-soviet literary studies.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
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    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 10:21
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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