By Nadine Holdsworth
This ebook explores the ways in which pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ websites can provide a wealthy resource of fabric for talking to the modern second as a result of the resonances or institutions they give of a distinct time, position, politics, or tradition. that includes a vast overseas scope, it deals a chain of thought-provoking essays that discover how playwrights, administrators, theatre-makers, and function artists have re-staged or re-worked a vintage nationwide play, functionality, theatrical shape, or theatre house in an effort to have interaction with conceptions of and questions round the country, nationalism, and nationwide identification within the modern second, beginning up new methods of brooding about or problematizing questions round the kingdom and nationwide identification. Chapters ask how productions interact with a selected second within the nationwide psyche within the context of internationalism and globalization, for instance, in addition to how productions discover the interconnectivity of countries, intercultural agendas, or cosmopolitanism. additionally they discover questions on the subject of the presence of migrants, exiles, or refugees, and the legacy of colonial histories and post-colonial subjectivities. the amount highlights how theatre and function has the power to contest and unsettle rules of the kingdom and nationwide id by utilizing a number of websites, stagings, and function suggestions, and the way modern theatres have portrayed nationwide agendas and characters at a time of excessive cultural flux and repositioning.