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    Class act: East-West youth theatre and the making of meaning in Postrevolutionary Ukraine

    Flynn, Molly (2022) Class act: East-West youth theatre and the making of meaning in Postrevolutionary Ukraine. TDR: the Drama Review 66 (2), pp. 191-201. ISSN 1054-2043.

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    Abstract

    In the years between Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution (2013-14) and Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, Ukraine witnessed an incredible boom in socially engaged performance. One of the most impactful and imaginative examples of Ukraine’s political theatre movement in these years was a series of playwriting workshops for teenagers entitled “Class Act: East-West.” Set within the context of Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine, this article illustrates how a seemingly straightforward youth theatre initiative came to constitute an urgent and intricate example of how political and social meaning is made in twenty-first-century theatre.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Ukraine, youth theatre, playwriting, arts activism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Molly Flynn
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 13:38
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/48474

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