Street Theatre and the Production of Postindustrial Space

Street Theatre and the Production of Postindustrial Space Working Memories - Theatre. Theory, Practice, Performance

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Synopsis

Deindustrialising communities have called upon street theatre companies to re-animate public space and commemorate industrial heritage. How have these companies converted derelict factories into spaces of theatrical production? How do they connect their work to the industrial work that once occurred there? How do those connections manifest in theatrical events, and how do such events give shape and meaning to ongoing redevelopment projects? This book develops an understanding of the relationship between theatre and redevelopment that goes beyond accusations of gentrification or celebrations of radical resistance. Ultimately, Calder argues that deindustrialisation and redevelopment depend on theatrical events and performative acts to make ongoing change intelligible and navigable. Working memories brings together some of current theatre scholarship's fundamental concerns while demonstrating the significance of those concerns to an interdisciplinary readership.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526121592
Publisher: University of Manchester Library
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 792.022
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 374g
Height: 147mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 18mm