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Postgraduate eJournal of Theatre & Performing Arts
We are delighted to present Platform's second issue. The idea about our pivotal theme 'Theatres of Resistance' stemmed from a genuine interest in theatre¢s ideological efficacy; can theatre effectively challenge and/or change social institutions? Are the terms 'theatres of resistance' and 'political theatre' synonymous? Can theatre shake up the complacency of the audience and disrupt their habitual role as spectators/consumers? Our current compilation consists of thought-provoking articles that interrogate issues about forms of theatre resisting against various repressive institutions in Argentina, New Zealand, Greece, Nigeria and the States.
Call for papers
We are now inviting papers for the next issue of Platform. Papers should focus on the reception of the theatrical performance. This focal area springs from the Postgraduate Symposium How Do We Receive Reception? (RHUL, Department of Drama/Theatre, May 2007). We look forward to receiving papers from theory or practice-based researchers with a specific interest in this field.
Papers might consider – although are by no means limited to – some of the following areas and approaches:
§ Placing the theatrical event/the contextualization of performance
§ Crossing borders
§ Reception of texts in different historical/national/cultural environments
§ How our theoretical perspectives influence reception
§ Reception as production: Translations and adaptations
§ Addressing the role of audience and critics
Please send your papers to platform-submissions_at_rhul.ac.uk by Wednesday, 15th August 2007.
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Platform is a refereed Postgraduate electronic journal based at the Department of Drama/Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. We welcome paper submissions by Postgraduate students and early-career academics in the fields of theatre and performing arts. Platform, as the name suggests, works to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration among drama researchers by having their work peer-reviewed and disseminated through publication.
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Received on Thu May 17 2007 - 15:28:24 EDT