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Articles from No. 41, 2012

American (Hi)Story Re-Presented and Revised: The Builders Association and the Making of HOUSE/DIVIDED
On a deep proscenium stage, piles of belongings and a few costume racks lie upstage in a cool, blue light against a massive, unmasked concrete wall. Center stage, dominating the scene, towers the backlit silhouette of a rectangular two-story construction,...
COLLAPSE and RENEWAL: Icelandic Theatre after the Banking Crisis
Don't mess with the Vikings. They actually are, after all, very much the rugged marauders romanticized in literature and film from Beowulf to Kirk Douglas. Indicative of this resilience and panache is Iceland's schizophrenic response to the global financial...
CONTINUITY by Rodolf Sirera
Another, no doubt general sign of age: when I came to Dresden when I was thirty-eight, and still for a long time after that, I inwardly distanced myself from colleagues, from a great many other people likewise; I felt: they are old, it is impossible...
Editor's Note
Our forty-first issue of TheatreForum presents four articles that offer compelling examples of theatre companies or groups of theatre artists in Ethiopia, Finland, Iceland, and the Unites States analyzing, atomizing, and confronting the most painful...
Ethiopia and Its Double
The theatre is located off of a busy, exhaust filled and noisy thoroughfare in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. It is not far from Martyrs Square, an oversized stone tribute depicting tortured souls butchered by the Fascist Italian occupiers in 1936....
Introduction to the Big Meal
In the spring of 2008, Dan LeFranc sat staring at me in the offices of Playwrights Horizons, wild-eyed in disbelief that I had never read-or even heard of, to be honest-Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, the eye-opening analysis not just of comics,...
Kristian Smeds's Countergeographies of Theatre
Meticulously conceived and executed, episodic and imagistic, raw and wild, carnivalesque and ritualistic, whether "exploding" screened images of contemporary politicians or concentrating the dark passion of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment into an...
Rodolf Sirera's Continuity with(in) History
While there is a growing familiarity with Catalan drama among English-speaking scholars and audiences, the overwhelming impression outside Spain is that the theatre in the Catalan language is created in Catalonia and, more particularly, Barcelona. The...
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