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Theatre and Empire

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The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations. This compelling examination of the relationship between theatre and empire begins with potential...

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The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations. This compelling examination of the relationship between theatre and empire begins with potential definitions and theories of empire, suggesting how we might think of these two notions together and how we might see empire itself as theatre. A variety of case studies are then used to explore theatre in light of both cultural and economic imperialism.

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Part of a well-established, successful series that offers the latest in critical thinking by renowned scholars

Accessible: offers a clear way into a theoretically and historically complex area that students must get to grips with

Series Editor's Preface
1. Introduction
2. Defining Empire
3. Theories of Empire
4. Thinking across Empire and Theatre, Theatre and Empire
5. Empire as Rehearsal, Empire as Performance
6. Empire and Culture
7. Economic Imperialism
8. Three Kinds of Empire Play
9. The New Imperium
10. Empires in Confined Spaces
11. Reversal and Retreat
12. British Theatre, Post Imperialism
13. The Theatre that Empire Built
Further Reading
Index.

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Benjamin Poore is Lecturer in Theatre at the University of York, UK. He is author of Heritage, Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre: Staging the Victorians, and has contributed widely to journals and books on theatre from the 19th Century to the present day. His research interests are based primarily in the field of contemporary representations of the past in British theatre.

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Benjamin Poore is Lecturer in Theatre at the University of York, UK. He is author of Heritage, Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre: Staging the Victorians, and has contributed widely to journals and books on theatre from the 19th Century to the present day. His research interests are based primarily in the field of contemporary representations of the past in British theatre.

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