CFP: [Theatre] Theater on the Move: Drama Crossing Cultures (4/5/2008; SAMLA 11/7-9/2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Doyle
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SAMLA Convention
Nov. 7-9, 2008
Louisville, KY

Theater on the Move: Drama Crossing Cultures
Special Session

How does theater in the contemporary world serve as a means of
communicating culture across borders, and what is the particular value of
live theater today as a medium for intercultural exchange? This panel seeks
papers exploring the dynamics of dramatic work moving outside its original
cultural context -- theater in translation, theatrical tours, plays and
playwrights outside their home cultures, re-inventions of the dramatic
canon for new audiences. How does such movement convey or recast dramatic
texts and with what cultural and political ramifications? 250-word
abstracts for 15 minute
presentations by April 5, 2008 to Maria Doyle, University of West Georgia
( Presenters must be members of SAMLA by the time of the

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