National Theatres in a Changing Europe

  • S. E. Wilmer

Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. S. E. Wilmer
      Pages 1-5
  3. Background and Overview

  4. Formation, Function, Language Issues and Ideological Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Origins

      1. Julia Listengarten
        Pages 63-72
    3. Language Issues

    4. Governmental and Ideological Control

      1. Laurence Senelick
        Pages 120-137
      2. Patricia Gaborik
        Pages 138-150
  5. New Functions and Structures in a Changing Europe

  6. Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-259

About this book


Examining the ways in which national theatres have formed and evolved over time, this new collection highlights the difficulties these institutions encounter today, in an environment where nationalism and national identity are increasingly contested by global, transnational and local agendas, and where economic forces create conflicting demands.


Europe France Germany history identity Italy nation Russia stage theatre

Editors and affiliations

  • S. E. Wilmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

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