Where culture and politics intersect: trends in German theatre since reunification

Grant number: DP0450645

Abstract

This project aims to investigate the complex relationship between politics and culture through a study of developments in German theatre since 1989. The profound changes brought about by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany call for new investigations of theatre, history, aesthetics and representation in a culture in which the theatre, historically, has been central to national cultural development. The project will focus on play texts, playwrights, repertoire and performance to make a groundbreaking contribution to theatre and cultural studies by offering new insights into this unique period in German theatre history.

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