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Author Dickinson, Peter, 1968-

Title World stages, local audiences : essays on performance, place, and politics / Peter Dickinson

Publ Info Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press, [2010]
New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan
 RWU Main Library  PN1590.A9 D48 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Theatre : theory, practice, performance
Theatre (Manchester, England)
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-255) and index
Contents One world, two cities : Olympic showcases in Beijing and Vancouver -- Love is a battlefield : the performance and politics of same-sex marriage in North America and beyond -- Travels with Tony Kushner and David Beckham -- Brothers' keepers, or, the performance of mourning : queer rituals of remembrance
Note This title argues that the forms of intimacy and identification that come from being part of a local performance public provide a potential model for rethinking our roles as world citizens. It maps the spaces of connection and contestation produced by different communities in response to global sports spectacles to analyze 'livability'
LC subject Performing arts -- Audiences
Performing arts -- Social aspects
Performing arts -- Political aspects
Alt Title Essays on performance, place, and politics
ISBN 9780719081743 (hbk.)
0719081742 (hbk.)