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Performing the Intercultural City [electronic resource] / Ric Knowles.

Author/Creator:
Knowles, Richard Paul, 1950-
Publication:
Ann Arbor [Michigan] : University of Michigan Press, [2017]
Series:
Theater--text/theory/performance.
Theater: theory/text/performance
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Theater and society -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Intercultural communication in the performing arts -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Performing arts -- Social aspects -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Multiculturalism in the theater -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In 1971, Canada became the first country to adopt an official policy of multiculturalism. Performing the Intercultural City explores how Toronto--a representative global city in this multicultural country--stages diversity through its many intercultural theater companies and troupes. The book begins with a theoretical introduction to theatrical interculturalism. Subsequent chapters outline the historical and political context within which intercultural performance takes place; examine the ways in which Indigenous, Filipino, and Afro-Caribbean Canadian theater has developed play structures based on culturally specific forms of expression; and explore the ways that intercultural companies have used intermediality, modernist form, and intercultural discourse to mediate across cultures. Performing the Intercultural City will appeal to scholars, artists, and the theater-going public, including those in theater and performance studies, urban studies, critical multiculturalism studies, diaspora studies, critical cosmopolitanism studies, critical race theory, and cultural studies.
Contents:
Introduction
part one. Contexts
Multicultural text, intercultural performance
Performing intercultural memory in the diasporic present
part two. Dramaturgies
Toward a Filipino Canadian dramaturgy : the Carlos Bulosan Collective
Indigenous knowledge, contemporary performance : dramaturgies of decolonization
To be dub, female, and black : toward a womban-centred Afro-Caribbean diasporic performance aesthetic
part three. Mediations
The modern in modern times
The intermedial intercultural and the limits of empathy : Aluna Theatre's Nohayquiensepa / with Jessica Riley
Cahoots
Conclusion
Appendix 1. The intercultural performance ecology of Toronto
Appendix 2. List of artists.
Notes:
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260) and index.
Description based on information from the publisher.
Contributor:
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan) publisher.
ISBN:
9780472123063
9780472073603
Publisher Number:
10.3998/mpub.9509783
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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