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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 105–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Silvia D. Spitta This essay frames an extended 2008 interview with Peter Schumann, founder and director of the Bread and Puppet Theater collective, through a discussion of how the sixties spread like wildfire across the world. The author rescues the sixties' understanding that liberation could only...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 221–233.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Zhao Chuan, director and one of the founding members of the Grass Stage Theater Group (Caotaiban), explains the genesis of the group and its approach to social issues, its use of nonprofessional actors and nonstandard theatrical space, and its commitment to work outside...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 17–30.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Samuel Weber Duke University Press 2003 y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 21 of 224 6808 boundar ‘‘Streets, Squares, Theaters A City on the Move— Walter Benjamin’s Paris...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., including his writings on radio, film, children’s literature, and children’s theater, as well as his studies of Franz Kafka and Bertolt Brecht. The introduction provides brief summaries of the ten articles comprising the dossier and their relation to one another, and it addresses the question...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... why questioning the historical uses and transformations of the word tragedy and the notion of the “tragic” may be important today. Such an effort matters not just for theater critics or historians but also for anyone who wishes to discover the active links between these normative generic concepts...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 51–66.
Published: 01 February 2003
... epic theater in two pieces from the early thirties: the magazine article ‘‘Theater and Radio from 1932, and the famous (pos- sibly undelivered) lecture from 1934, ‘‘The Author as Producer In both texts Benjamin...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
... could do worse than pointing to his enduring interest in pedagogy. From his earliest metaphysical articles and speeches written for the Jugendkulturbewegung, the “youth culture movement,” to his later materialist writings on proletarian children’s theater and Brecht’s communist “behaviorism...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... While language subordinates objects to subjects, Parks’s theater calls attention to how drama can question the hegemony of language and the concomitant foreclosure of insurgent objects. The central questions the play asks are: How and why does Black Man return from the dead, and why does...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and understanding of the concept. He termed his epic theater “non-­ Aristotelian” theater, emphasizing its estrangement effect and didactic nature. Brecht’s epic is not simply a theatrical concept. The estrangement is supposed to cause detachment from classical forms of theater art, turn- ing them...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
... under Russian imperial control also proved an important force in these collaborations, having cul- tivated a public sphere through the local intelligentsia’s cultural reforms, particularly in the domains of education, theater, and print culture.22 In this way, the local Muslim reformist...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 143–160.
Published: 01 August 2007
... From that point on, he used lyrics and theater to teach his philosophy. During his lifetime, he was wise enough not to overstress the license of someone who was recognized as a poet. He kept his directly philosophical writings secret. The only theoretical piece Brecht published is the Short...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2022
... (Berry 2000 ). In China, the relations between cinema and drama, particularly indigenous Chinese dramatic forms, were fraught from the beginning. Chinese film critics of the 1920s were careful to assert cinema's difference from and superiority to theater, in large part by rejecting the stylized...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 159–176.
Published: 01 May 2006
... is here connected to the way in which the term iconicity has been used by Geeta Kapur and other cultural historians: both terms refer to a kind of direct address to the viewer by way of a frame arranged in a 180-degree space—as opposed to a 360-degree space—such as the pro- scenium of a theater.4...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 175–185.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Cuban society: sovietization, dogma, authoritarianism. With the years, the socialist festival lost its shine. In 1986, a character in the play Accidente, by the Escambray theater group, said, ‘‘Lately, we have dedicated...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 47–64.
Published: 01 May 2003
... their direction from their political-institutional contexts. After a few trials of running away and getting caught, Bliss finally chases down the vision of Mary Pickford in a whites-only theater in Atlanta, and here the complex political context is fully staged. When Bliss tries to enter the theater...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
... / But Negatives, my love is so. / To all, which all love, I say no.”47 If we were to read the Beijing Olympic ceremonies analogically as the theater of global capital hosting and staging the world’s conflicting forces, we would see how the spectacle continually defers the meaning of what...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 257–260.
Published: 01 August 2002
... and theater and performance artist working in Havana. Desiderio Navarro is Cuba’s best-known expert on literary and cultural theory. He is the founder and editor of the Cuban journal of cultural theory Criterios...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 63–97.
Published: 01 August 2008
... go through in Europe or the United States [laughter]. This is a great opportunity for me. HH: By the way, we have heard that even while in Palestine in the 1970s you were in contact with Japanese radical cultural producers, such as the artist Genpei Akasegawa and the theater director Juro...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
... alternative space, the theater, which came back to life for the first time since antiquity, first in England and then in Italy in the late sixteenth century. It was in the theater that all the secular dilemmas were enacted in the Spanish, English, and German baroque tragedy. In late postmodernism...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 235–239.
Published: 01 May 2019
... motif in the production is the hand: the hands of the assembly line, hands that get injured in industrial accidents, hands that link workers together. The excerpt translated here prominently features the hand motif. Grass Stage Theater World Factory assembly line Chinese workers global...