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World Theories of Theatre (Hardcover) (Glenn Odom)
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World Theories of Theatre expands the horizons of theatrical theory beyond the West, providing the tools for a truly global approach to theatre.
Glenn Odom identifies major debates in theatrical theory from around the world, combining discussions of the key theoretical questions facing theatre studies with specific primary materials and coverage of Southern Africa, the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East, the Antipodes, Latin America and East Asia, and India. The volume is divided into two sections:
- Theoretical Questions, which applies cross-cultural perspectives to key issues from Aesthetics to Postcoloniality, Interculturalism, and Globalization.
- Cultural and Literary Theory, which presents a range of theatrical theories and case studies organised by region.
World Theories of Theatre presents fresh, vital ways of thinking about the theatre, highlighting the extraordinary diversity of approaches available to scholars and students of theatre studies.