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Redefining the Agency: Post-1989 Crises of Czech and Former East German Theatre


"""Redefining the Agency: Post-1989 Crises of Czech and Former East German Theatre"" will introduce an innovative historiographical and theoretical approach to examining the inter-relation between theatre and the society. The process of the redefinition of theatre’s function during transformations of social and political discourses will be investigated within a case study which will give the first comparison of Czech and the former East German theatre after 1989. The research will focus on the period of genuine societal transformation between 1990 and 1995 and will proceed along the intersection of theatre studies, media studies, and political history. Within the interdisciplinary research, the notion of agency will be brought into discussion to explore its potential for theatre studies. Therefore, ""Redefining the Agency"" will apply an innovative methodology combining discourse analysis with performance analysis. The 2-year-project will result in a monograph written in English, which will introduce the theoretical framework and method, as well as the findings of the research to the broadest international audiences."

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Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 162 806,40